Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of doek in English:
- 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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