[ suh-rawng, -rong ]
/ səˈrɔŋ, -ˈrɒŋ /


a loose-fitting skirtlike garment formed by wrapping a strip of cloth around the lower part of the body, worn by both men and women in the Malay Archipelago and certain islands of the Pacific Ocean.
a cloth for such garments.

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Origin of sarong

First recorded in 1825–35, sarong is from the Malay word sarung, sarong Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sarong

/ (səˈrɒŋ) /


a draped skirtlike garment worn by men and women in the Malay Archipelago, Sri Lanka, the Pacific islands, etc
a fashionable Western adaptation of this garment

Word Origin for sarong

C19: from Malay, literally: sheath
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