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shalwar

or shul·war

[shuhl-wahr]
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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. loose, pajamalike trousers worn by both men and women in India and southeast Asia.

Origin of shalwar

1880–85; < Hindi < Persian shalwār
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  • The Shalwar is similar to the ordinary skirt only it is very short.

    Modern Persia

    Mooshie G. Daniel


British Dictionary definitions for shalwar

shalwar

noun
  1. a pair of loose-fitting trousers tapering to a narrow fit around the ankles, worn in the Indian subcontinent, often with a kameez

Word Origin

from Urdu and Persian shalwār
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