or cho·lee



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for choli


noun plural -lis

a short-sleeved bodice, as worn by Indian women

Word Origin for choli

from Hindi
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