or lun·gee, lun·gyi, long·yi
[loo ng-gee, loo n-jee]
- a cloth used as a turban, scarf, sarong, etc., in India, Pakistan, and Burma.
- a loincloth worn by men in India.
Origin of lungi
1625–35; < Hindi lungī < Persian
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Historical Examples of lungi
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.
- a long piece of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth, sash, or turban by Indian men or as a skirt
Word Origin for lungi
C17: Hindi, from Persian
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