- a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume.
- a woman's loose dressing gown.
Origin of kimono
Examples from the Web for kimono
The next time I was in town, I called upon Chiso and was greeted by Emmy Kanasaki, a young woman dressed in a kimono.Bar-Hopping With the Kyoto Geisha
September 1, 2014
A more elegant pencil dress/trench looked a little like a kimono that was tied with a feminine sash.Art Takes the Runway at Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014 London Fashion Week
February 17, 2014
The 2010 film The Social Network—to borrow a phrase popular with tech types—“opened the kimono” a bit on the industry.Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Is Actually Not That Bad
August 16, 2013
After her set, Viva threw on her kimono and sat down next to me as a younger woman teetered onto the stage.The Stripper Who Lost a Breast
August 21, 2009
I saw the car and someone in a long blue Japanese kimono, but it was Brando in the kimono (also wearing brown fur snow boots).Courting Brando
December 19, 2008
After inquiring who it was that knocked, she puts on a kimono and opens the door.The Book of Khalid
My waif was curled up in my kimono, feeding my fan-tailed goldfish.Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Then I spots Aunty, who's tumbled out in her boudoir cap and kimono.Torchy, Private Sec.
When off duty he assumed a Japanese kimono, which became him like the robes of Nero.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia
Paul T. Gilbert
She doubted if she would have enough to buy a kimono in Japan.The Pagan Madonna
- a loose sashed ankle-length garment with wide sleeves, worn in Japan
- any garment copied from this
Word Origin and History for kimono
1630s, from Japanese kimono, literally "a thing put on," from ki "wear, put on" + mono "thing."