[ chawng-sahm ]
/ ˈtʃɔŋˈsɑm /
a form-fitting, knee-length dress with a mandarin collar and slit skirt, worn chiefly by Chinese women.
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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
/ (ˈtʃɒŋˈsæm) /
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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