cheongsam

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noun cheong·sam \ˈchȯŋ-ˌsäm\

Definition of cheongsam

  1. :  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: 1952

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