cheongsam

cheongsam

[chawng-sahm]
noun
a form-fitting, knee-length dress with a mandarin collar and slit skirt, worn chiefly by Oriental women.

Origin:
1955–60; < Chinese dial. (Guangdong) chèuhngsāam, equivalent to Chinese chángshān long dress

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cheongsam (ˈtʃɒŋˈsæm)
 
n
a straight dress, usually of silk or cotton, with a stand-up collar and a slit in one side of the skirt, worn by Chinese women
 
[from Chinese (Cantonese), variant of Mandarin ch'ang shan long jacket]

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