a branch of the Afroasiatic family of languages, of which Hausa is the most widely spoken representative.
a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages, spoken in an area west and south of Lake Chad, the chief member of which is Hausa
denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
- Chadless keypunch
hardware A card punch which cut little U-shapes in punched cards, rather than punching out a circle or rectangle. The U’s made a hole when folded back. One of the Jargon File’s correspondents believed that the term “chad” derived from the Chadless keypunch. Obviously, if the Chadless keypunch didn’t make them, then the stuff that […]
noun the Japanese tea ceremony
the traditional garment of Muslim and Hindu women, consisting of a long, usually black or drab-colored cloth or veil that envelops the body from head to foot and covers all or part of the face. noun a variant spelling of chuddar noun See burka n. “cloth worn as a shawl by Muslim women,” from Persian […]
noun a shroud which covers the body from head to foot, usually worn by females in Islamic countries