loose, pajamalike trousers worn by both men and women in India and southeast Asia.
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How to use shalwar in a sentence
Little ricochets of dust kicked into the face of a tall man in a tan shalwar kameez and prayer cap.
He wears his characteristic white shalwar kameez with a tattered gray waistcoat.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The man had a beard, and was dressed like the others in ordinary tribal clothing, a loose-fitting shalwar kameez.U.S. Prisoner Bowe Bergdahl’s Failed Attempt to Escape From Taliban | Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau | December 7, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was wearing the traditional Mehsud tribal dress of a shalwar kameez and a felt hat with a rolled up rim.
So he considers the idea, buying traditional garb, a white shalwar kameez, and poses in front of his mirror.
The shalwar is similar to the ordinary skirt only it is very short.Modern Persia | Mooshie G. Daniel
British Dictionary definitions for shalwar
a pair of loose-fitting trousers tapering to a narrow fit around the ankles, worn in the Indian subcontinent, often with a kameez
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