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or lun·gee, lun·gyi, long·yi

[loo ng-gee, loo n-jee]
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  1. a cloth used as a turban, scarf, sarong, etc., in India, Pakistan, and Burma.
  2. a loincloth worn by men in India.
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Origin of lungi

1625–35; < Hindi lungī < Persian
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Examples from the Web for lungi

Historical Examples

  • The ordinary length of a lungi is nine yards; the cashmere, being thicker, are not so long.

    At the Court of the Amr

    John Alfred Gray

  • The lungi is made of cloth of a special kind manufactured mostly in Ludhiana.

British Dictionary definitions for lungi



  1. a long piece of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth, sash, or turban by Indian men or as a skirt
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Word Origin

C17: Hindi, from Persian
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