Origin of sarong
Examples from the Web for sarong
There were rich, cozy-looking linens, used for knee-length skirts -- inspired, perhaps, by a sarong.Marni's Sophisticated Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection|Liza Foreman|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sarong is scant and reminds one strongly of the hobble-skirt, as no Malay is able to take a full stride in it.The Critic in the Orient|George Hamlin Fitch
The style is distinctive with the women, as all of the surrounding people—the Burmans, Laos, and Malays—wear the sarong.Travels in the Far East|Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Three or four handkerchiefs and two pairs of socks— Saputangan barang tiga ampat lei, sarong kaki dua pasang.A Manual of the Malay language|William Edward Maxwell
The adults, both men and women, wear a sarong (except when the men content themselves with a breech cloth).The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
Sarong, sa-rong′, n. a garment covering the lower half of the body.
British Dictionary definitions for sarong
Word Origin for sarong
Word Origin and History for sarong
skirt-like garment, the Malay national garment, 1834, from Malay sarung "sheath, covering." OED traces it to "some mod. form of Skr. saranga "variegated."