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[kuh-moh-nuh, -noh]
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noun, plural ki·mo·nos.
  1. a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume.
  2. a woman's loose dressing gown.
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Origin of kimono

1885–90; < Japanese: clothing, garb, equivalent to ki wear + mono thing
Related formski·mo·noed, adjective
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Related Words for kimono

frock, garment, bathrobe, vestment, costume, dress, kimono, smock, mantle, habit, negligee, wrapper, outfit, cape, covering, housecoat, muumuu, peignoir, wraparound, yukata

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Contemporary Examples of kimono

Historical Examples of kimono

  • After inquiring who it was that knocked, she puts on a kimono and opens the door.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • 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.

  • When off duty he assumed a Japanese kimono, which became him like the robes of Nero.

  • She doubted if she would have enough to buy a kimono in Japan.

    The Pagan Madonna

    Harold MacGrath

British Dictionary definitions for kimono


noun plural -nos
  1. a loose sashed ankle-length garment with wide sleeves, worn in Japan
  2. any garment copied from this
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Derived Formskimonoed, adjective

Word Origin for kimono

C19: from Japanese: clothing, from kiru to wear + mono thing
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Word Origin and History for kimono


1630s, from Japanese kimono, literally "a thing put on," from ki "wear, put on" + mono "thing."

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