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choli

or cholee

[choh-lee] /ˈtʃoʊ li/
noun
1.
a short-sleeved blouse or bodice, often one exposing part of the midriff, worn by Hindu women in India.
Origin of choli
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10, choli is from the Hindi word colī
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choli

/ˈkəʊlɪ/
noun (pl) -lis
1.
a short-sleeved bodice, as worn by Indian women
Word Origin
from Hindi
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