- a Japanese dressing gown or lounging robe of soft, lightweight cotton.
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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Examples from the Web for 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