[French pan-yuh]
noun, plural pagnes [French pan-yuh] .
a garment worn by some African peoples, consisting of a rectangular strip of cloth fashioned into a loincloth or wrapped on the body so as to form a short skirt.

1690–1700; < French < Spanish paño cloth ≪ Latin pannum Unabridged
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