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pareu

noun pa·reu \ˈpär-ā-(ˌ)ü\

Definition of PAREU

:  a wraparound skirt usually made from a rectangular piece of printed cloth and worn by men and women throughout Polynesia

Variants of PAREU

pa·reu or pa·reo \ˈpär-ā-(ˌ)ü\

Origin of PAREU

Tahitian
First Known Use: 1860

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

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