lungi

or lun·gee, lun·gyi, long·yi

[ loo ng-gee, loo n-jee ]
/ ˈlʊŋ gi, ˈlʊn dʒi /

noun

a cloth used as a turban, scarf, sarong, etc., in India, Pakistan, and Burma.
a loincloth worn by men in India.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. lunge,
  2. lungee,
  3. lungeous,
  4. lunger,
  5. lungfish,
  6. lungki,
  7. lungs,
  8. lungworm,
  9. lungwort,
  10. lungyi

Origin of lungi

1625–35; < Hindi lungī < Persian

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British Dictionary definitions for lungi

lungi

lungee

/ (ˈlʊŋɡiː) /

noun

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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