Definition of kimono
1 : a long robe with wide sleeves traditionally worn with a broad sash as an outer garment by the Japanese
2 : a loose dressing gown or jacket
kimonoedplay \kə-ˈmō-(ˌ)nōd, -nəd\ adjective
Recent Examples of kimono from the Web
Say the time Perry donned a kimono and heavily powdered her face for a 2013 American Music Awards performance.
Festival fashion was in full gear, with kimonos flowing, bare legs out and funky makeup glittering in the springtime sun.
After arriving, members of the band posed for photographs with some police officers, including Adam Clayton, who was wearing a kimono.
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Origin and Etymology of kimono
Japanese, clothes, from ki wearing + mono thing
First Known Use: 1886See Words from the same year
KIMONO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kimono for English Language Learners
: a loose piece of clothing with wide sleeves that is traditionally worn on formal occasions in Japan
KIMONO Defined for Kids
Definition of kimono for Students
1 : a loose robe with wide sleeves that is traditionally worn with a broad sash as an outer garment by a Japanese person
2 : a loose dressing gown worn chiefly by women
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