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pareu

[ pahr-ey-oo ]
/ ˈpɑr eɪˌu /
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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.
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Origin of pareu

Borrowed into English from Tahitian around 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for pareu

pareu
/ (ˈpɑːreɪˌuː) /

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

Word Origin for pareu

from Tahitian
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