[ choh-lee ]
/ ˈtʃoʊ li /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for choli
In Sind, Gujarat and other parts of western India it is called a choli.
British Dictionary definitions for choli
/ (ˈkəʊlɪ) /
noun plural -lis
a short-sleeved bodice, as worn by Indian women
Word Origin for choli
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