pareu

[pahr-ey-oo]

noun

Also pareo. 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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. paresis,
  2. paresthesia,
  3. paretic,
  4. pareto,
  5. pareto, vilfredo,
  6. pareunia,
  7. parev,
  8. pareve,
  9. parfait,
  10. parfleche

Origin of pareu

Borrowed into English from Tahitian around 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for pareu

pareu

noun

a rectangle of fabric worn by Polynesians as a skirt or loincloth

Word Origin for pareu

from Tahitian

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