One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A head covering or veil worn in public by some Muslim women, typically covering the head, neck, and shoulders.
- ‘Generally-speaking, young Egyptians, more or less fully westernized, kept their distance from women wearing khimar and called them "the sisters."’
- ‘Nevertheless, I balked at the suggestion that I should wear my khimar back in Japan.’
- ‘My new sisters were truly beautiful in their black khimar, and a light akin to saintliness shone from their faces.’
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