Definition of haik in English:


Syllabification: haik
Pronunciation: /hīk
(also haick)


  • A large outer wrap, typically white, worn by people from North Africa.
    More example sentences
    • The haik drapes them from head to foot, and is worn over loose pants, which are gathered at the ankle.
    • Women wear a haik (a long piece of cloth draped over the entire body and head).
    • He had on six haiks and two heavy djellabs.


early 18th century: from Arabic ḥā'ik.

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