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muumuu

or mu·mu

[ moo-moo ]
/ ˈmuˌmu /
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noun
a long, loose-hanging dress, usually brightly colored or patterned, worn especially by Hawaiian women.
a similar dress worn as a housedress.
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Origin of muumuu

First recorded in 1920–25, muumuu is from the Hawaiian word muʾumuʾu name of the dress, literally, cut-off; so called because it originally lacked a yoke
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British Dictionary definitions for muumuu

muu-muu
/ (ˈmuːˌmuː) /

noun
a loose brightly-coloured dress worn by women in Hawaii

Word Origin for muu-muu

from Hawaiian
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