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lungyi

[loo ng-gee, loo n-jee]
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noun, plural lun·gyis.
  1. lungi.

lungi

or lun·gee, lun·gyi, long·yi

[loo ng-gee, loo n-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 of lungi

1625–35; < Hindi lungī < Persian
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Examples from the Web for lungyi

Historical Examples

  • Here comes a pretty young mother clad in "lungyi" of apple-green and dainty white jacket.

    Burma

    R.Talbot Kelly


British Dictionary definitions for lungyi

lungi

lungee

noun
  1. a long piece of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth, sash, or turban by Indian men or as a skirt

Word Origin

C17: Hindi, from Persian
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