cheongsam

[ chawng-sahm ]
/ ˈtʃɔŋˈsɑm /

noun

a form-fitting, knee-length dress with a mandarin collar and slit skirt, worn chiefly by Chinese women.

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  5. chenopodium oil,
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  7. chephren,
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Origin of cheongsam

1955–60; < Chinese dial. (Guangdong) chèuhngsāam, equivalent to Chinese chángshān long dress

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British Dictionary definitions for cheongsam

cheongsam

/ (ˈtʃɒŋˈsæm) /

noun

a straight dress, usually of silk or cotton, with a stand-up collar and a slit in one side of the skirt, worn by Chinese women

Word Origin for cheongsam

from Chinese (Cantonese), variant of Mandarin ch'ang shan long jacket

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