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or cho·lee

  1. a short-sleeved blouse or bodice, often one exposing part of the midriff, worn by Hindu women in India.
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Origin of choli

First recorded in 1905–10, choli is from the Hindi word colī
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Examples from the Web for choli

Historical Examples

  • In Sind, Gujarat and other parts of western India it is called a choli.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4


British Dictionary definitions for choli


noun plural -lis
  1. a short-sleeved bodice, as worn by Indian women
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Word Origin

from Hindi
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