lungi

lungi

[loong-gee, loon-jee]
noun
1.
a cloth used as a turban, scarf, sarong, etc., in India, Pakistan, and Burma.
2.
a loincloth worn by men in India.


Origin:
1625–35; < Hindi lungī < Persian

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lungi or lungee (ˈlʊŋɡiː)
 
n
a long piece of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth, sash, or turban by Indian men or as a skirt
 
[C17: Hindi, from Persian]
 
lungee or lungee
 
n
 
[C17: Hindi, from Persian]

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