In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Patricia has taken to wearing a yashmak to increase her allure.
- Your yarmulke or your yashmak needn't be discarded; they will become American things.
- The yashmak is tied around the back of the head with string and is sometimes also supported over the nose by a small piece of gold.
- ‘As soon as they leave, I'm taking off my hat,’ he said, tipping his red baseball cap emblazoned with the corps' emblem, ‘and putting on a yashmak,’ the head scarf sometimes worn by resistance fighters.
- I go to the South of France and I don't wear a yashmak, but I do wear factor 15 suncream.
- There were 79 women, 11 with heads uncovered, the rest split between headscarves and black flowing abayas; 11 Shia turbans, 22 yashmaks, one Kurdish tribal headwrap and a sea of Western suits.
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