or shul·war


Origin of shalwar

1880–85; < Hindi < Persian shalwār Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for shalwar

Contemporary Examples of shalwar

  • He was wearing the traditional Mehsud tribal dress of a shalwar kameez and a felt hat with a rolled up rim.

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    Ron Moreau, Sami Yousafzai

    April 18, 2011

Historical Examples of shalwar

  • The Shalwar is similar to the ordinary skirt only it is very short.

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    Mooshie G. Daniel

British Dictionary definitions for shalwar


  1. 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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