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zori

[zawr-ee]
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noun, plural zo·ri.
  1. a Japanese sandal, often made of straw or rubber and consisting of a flat sole held on the foot by a thong passing between the first and second toes.
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Origin of zori

1895–1900; < Japanese zōri, earlier zau-ri < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese cǎo grass + footgear
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Related Words

slipper, shoe, moccasin, clog, thong, talaria, espadrille, huarache, zori

Word Origin and History for zori

n.

1823, from Japanese zori, from so "grass, (rice) straw" + ri "footwear, sole."

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