huipil

noun hui·pil \ wēˈpēl \

Definition of huipil

plural huipils \-lz\ or huipiles \-(ˌ)lās\
:a straight slipover one-piece garment that is made by folding a rectangle of material end to end, sewing up the straight sides but leaving openings near the folded top for the arms, and cutting a slit or a square in the center of the fold to furnish an opening for the head, is often decorated with embroidery, and is worn as a blouse or dress by women chiefly in Mexico and Central America

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Origin and Etymology of huipil

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl huipilli


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of huipil


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