[ shuhl-wahr ]
/ ˈʃʌl wɑr /
noun (used with a plural verb)
loose, pajamalike trousers worn by both men and women in India and southeast Asia.
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Origin of shalwar
1880–85; < Hindi < Persian shalwār
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Example sentences from the Web for shalwar
He was wearing the traditional Mehsud tribal dress of a shalwar kameez and a felt hat with a rolled up rim.
The Shalwar is similar to the ordinary skirt only it is very short.Modern Persia|Mooshie G. Daniel
British Dictionary definitions for shalwar
/ (ˈʃælwɑː) /
a pair of loose-fitting trousers tapering to a narrow fit around the ankles, worn in the Indian subcontinent, often with a kameez
Word Origin for shalwar
from Urdu and Persian shalwār
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