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lavalava

or la·va-la·va

[lah-vuh-lah-vuh]
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noun
  1. the principal garment for both sexes in Polynesia, especially in Samoa, consisting of a piece of printed cloth worn as a loincloth or skirt.
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Origin of lavalava

1890–95; < Samoan: clothing
Also called pareu.
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  • He was dressed in a dark coat and lavalava and white shirt, and looked very swagger indeed.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson

    Nellie van De Grift Sanchez