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Definition of doek in English:


South African
A headscarf.
Example sentences
  • Most healers, a mix of men and women, were dressed in red: capes, skirts, with matching doeks or berets.
  • Elderly women, many wearing doeks or berets, sat side by side with young men who had taken off their hats and caps as a sign of respect.
  • The award-winning musical opens with the seven performers in sarongs and t-shirts, white doeks, with white masks over their mouths, and bead accessories.


South African Dutch, from Dutch, 'cloth'.

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