ao dai

noun
\ ¦äō¦dī, ¦a- \
plural ao dais

Definition of ao dai

: the traditional dress of Vietnamese women that consists of a long tunic with slits on either side and wide trousers

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First Known Use of ao dai

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ao dai

Vietnamese áo dái, from áo jacket, tunic (of Chinese origin; akin to Chinese (Pekingese) ao3 jacket) + dái long

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“Ao dai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ao%20dai. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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