a short-sleeved blouse or bodice, often one exposing part of the midriff, worn by Hindu women in India.
Origin of choli
First recorded in 1905–10, choli is from the Hindi word colī
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noun plural -lis
a short-sleeved bodice, as worn by Indian women
Word Origin for choli
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