Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hijab”


noun     /ˈhɪ.dʒæb/
[C] the head covering that some Muslim women wear when they are outsideThings worn to cover the head, face or neck [U] the religious law that controls the clothes that Muslim women can wearIslamReligious practices
(Definition of hijab noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of hijab

Word of the Day


an ability to do things in the stated, especially positive, way

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More