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shalwar

or shul·war

[ shuhl-wahr ]
/ ˈʃʌl wɑr /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for shalwar

shalwar
/ (ˈʃælwɑː) /

noun
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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