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kimono

[kuh-moh-nuh, -noh] /kəˈmoʊ nə, -noʊ/
noun, plural kimonos.
1.
a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume.
2.
a woman's loose dressing gown.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Japanese: clothing, garb, equivalent to ki wear + mono thing
Related forms
kimonoed, adjective
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Examples from the web for kimono
  • She herself found the kimono more comfortable than western clothes.
  • Wrapped in a blue kimono, she motioned for the team to sit down.
  • The waitresses will be in kimono, but they won't have time for games.
  • kimono slippers are among the new things in footwear.
  • The kimono-style coat is made of iridescent blue and gold velvet with a jewel clasp at the neck.
  • The performers wear elaborate kimono and traditional hairstyles and makeup.
  • The sheer outer shell fabric of the kimono top can readily ignite and present a risk of burn injuries.
  • The waitress in her cotton kimono greeted me warmly and escorted us up two flights of wooden stairs to a small tatami room.
British Dictionary definitions for kimono

kimono

/kɪˈməʊnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos
1.
a loose sashed ankle-length garment with wide sleeves, worn in Japan
2.
any garment copied from this
Derived Forms
kimonoed, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Japanese: clothing, from kiru to wear + mono thing
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Word Origin and History for kimono
n.

1630s, from Japanese kimono, literally "a thing put on," from ki "wear, put on" + mono "thing."

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Slang definitions & phrases for kimono

cement overcoat

noun phrase

A casing of cement containing a corpse for disposal in deep water (1940s+)


kimono

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pine overcoat


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