- 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.
Origin of sarong
Related Words for sarongpetticoat, dress, kilt, sarong, hoop, mini, dirndl, pannier, midi, culottes, tutu
Examples from the Web for sarong
Contemporary Examples of sarong
There were rich, cozy-looking linens, used for knee-length skirts -- inspired, perhaps, by a sarong.Marni's Sophisticated Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection
September 22, 2013
Historical Examples of sarong
My shoulders feel bound, too, and as to the sarong it is scandalously short.The Rescue
His sarong was caught in the broken branch, and he hung with his head under water.Almayer's Folly
The sarong is more to the Malay than is the kilt to the Scotchman.Tales of the Malayan Coast
She was dressed as usual in the Malay-Javanese costume of kabaya and sarong.The Argus Pheasant
John Charles Beecham
The sarong is the gay colored, typical garment of the Malay.A History of the Philippines
David P. Barrows
- 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
skirt-like garment, the Malay national garment, 1834, from Malay sarung "sheath, covering." OED traces it to "some mod. form of Skr. saranga "variegated."