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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