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yukata

[yoo-kah-tah]
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noun, plural yu·ka·ta.
  1. a Japanese dressing gown or lounging robe of soft, lightweight cotton.
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Origin of yukata

1815–25; < Japanese: literally, a bathrobe, shortened form of yu-katabira, equivalent to yu hot water + kata side + -bira, combining form of hira (earlier fira, *pira) flat thing
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Related Words for yukata

smock, kimono, negligee, wrapper, housecoat, peignoir, wraparound, yukata, bathrobe, caftan

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Historical Examples of yukata

  • One summer we went to a store selling cloth for a bathing cloth (yukata) which I wear in summer-time.

    The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1

    Elizabeth Bisland