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From Yiddish שייטל ‎(sheytl), cognate to German Scheitel ‎(parting).

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sheitel ‎(plural sheitels)

  1. A wig worn by orthodox, married, Jewish women.
    • 2006, Howard Jacobson, Kalooki Nights, Vintage 2007, p. 196:
      I keep wanting to put her in a sheitel, the wig that every Orthodox Jewish wife is supposed to wear in order to prevent a man not her husband from lusting after her in his heart

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