Dictionary.com

pareu

[ pahr-ey-oo ]
/ ˈpɑr eɪˌu /
Save This Word!

noun

Also pa·re·o [pahr-ey-oh, -ey-oo] /ˈpɑr eɪˌoʊ, -eɪˌu/ . a length of cloth, especially of a brightly colored print, wrapped on the body like a lavalava and worn by women as a cover-up, skirt, dress, or the like.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of pareu

Borrowed into English from Tahitian around 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for pareu

pareu
/ (ˈpɑːreɪˌuː) /

noun

a rectangle of fabric worn by Polynesians as a skirt or loincloth
from Tahitian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Essays. Emails. Everything. Get Help Now!