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cheongsam

[chawng-sahm] /ˈtʃɔŋˈsɑm/
noun
1.
a form-fitting, knee-length dress with a mandarin collar and slit skirt, worn chiefly by Oriental women.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; < Chinese dial. (Guangdong) chèuhngsāam, equivalent to Chinese chángshān long dress
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cheongsam

/ˈtʃɒŋˈsæm/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
from Chinese (Cantonese), variant of Mandarin ch'ang shan long jacket
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