- a garment worn by Hindu women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder.
Origin of sari
1570–80; < Hindi sāṛī < Sanskrit śāṭī
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Examples from the Web for saree
Where is that saree and jacket you used to wear in the cold weather.
She untied the corner of her saree and took out the three stones.Wonder Tales from Many Lands
I hear Parbuttee Bai has a saree more costly than any of mine.Old Deccan Days
She pulled out a saree and some jewels, and began to dress him as a woman.Bengal Dacoits and Tigers
Maharanee Sunity Devee
I'll send your saree back again, or better still, your missus will buy you a new one!
- the traditional dress of women of India, Pakistan, etc, consisting of a very long narrow piece of cloth elaborately swathed around the body
C18: from Hindi sārī, from Sanskrit śātī
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Word Origin and History for saree
also saree, long, wrapping garment of silk or cotton worn by Hindu women, 1785, from Hindi sari, from Prakrit sadi, from Sanskrit sati "garment, petticoat."
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