Definition of cheongsam
: a dress of southern Chinese origin with a slit skirt and a mandarin collar
Origin and Etymology of cheongsam
Chinese (Guangdong) chèuhng-sāam, literally, long gown
First Known Use: 1952See Words from the same year
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