[loo ng-gee, loo n-jee]

noun, plural lun·gyis.


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lungyi

Historical Examples of lungyi

  • Here comes a pretty young mother clad in "lungyi" of apple-green and dainty white jacket.


    R.Talbot Kelly

British Dictionary definitions for lungyi




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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