A turban is a long scarf that's wrapped many times around a person's head. Men who are Sikh or Muslim traditionally wear turbans.

There is a smaller woman's hat also called a turban that's styled after the traditional turban. Sikhs are the most common wearers of turbans, including some sikh women (although theirs are usually called a Dahtar). Turbans cover long hair and help keep it clean, as well as representing a proud Sikh identity. In Islam, different types of turbans represent different beliefs or social statuses. Turban comes from a Persian root, dulband.

Definitions of turban

n a traditional Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf wrapped around the head

Type of:
headdress, headgear
clothing for the head

n a small round woman's hat

pillbox, toque
Type of:
millinery, woman's hat
hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner

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