kimono

noun
ki·​mo·​no | \ kə-ˈmō-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce kimono (audio) , -nə\
plural kimonos

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

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Other Words from kimono

kimonoed \ kə-​ˈmō-​(ˌ)nōd How to pronounce kimonoed (audio) , -​nəd \ adjective

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Some Japanese critics on social media said the name, which West trademarked, is an inappropriate take on centuries-old kimono clothing. SFChronicle.com, "RealReal stock fades a bit; Kardashian backs off on Kimono," 1 July 2019 Japanese kimonos are nothing like full-body fat flatteners. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "#KimOhNo: Be Grateful That Kim Kardashian Is Bad at Puns," 27 June 2019 Portland Collar Kimono There’s just something about a kimono that immediately elevates your look. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "18 amazing deals from Anthropologie's huge summer sale," 19 June 2019 Michelle has single-handedly inspired us to invest in a show-stopping kimono for the summer. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "Michelle Williams Is A Vision In This Killer Kimono & Now We Want One Too," 17 June 2019 In a black kimono-style jacket and simple black pants, Mälkki, along with the Latvian violinist Baiba Skride, walked onstage for the evening’s opening piece, the Tchaikovsky violin concerto. Maya Chung, The New York Review of Books, "When Women Take the Baton," 26 Mar. 2019 Shop Grace Elizabeth's Lingerie Picks Victoria's Secret slip, $45, victoriassecret.com SHOP; Victoria's Secret teddy, $60, victoriassecret.com SHOP; Victoria's Secret kimono robe, $65, victoriassecret.com SHOP. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Grace Elizabeth Is Now a Victoria's Secret Angel," 10 Apr. 2019 On Saturday morning, Marina got ready in a Fleur du Mal silk kimono with a small group of family and friends. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "A Wedding Weekend Under the Palm Trees and Stars at the Lyford Cay Club," 23 Jan. 2019 Each kimono is like a work of art, painted by hand and passed down through generations. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Antique Stores and Flea Markets, According to the Pros," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of kimono

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kimono

Japanese, clothes, from ki wearing + mono thing

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The first known use of kimono was in 1886

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kimono

noun

English Language Learners Definition of kimono

: a loose piece of clothing with wide sleeves that is traditionally worn on formal occasions in Japan

kimono

noun
ki·​mo·​no | \ kə-ˈmō-nō How to pronounce kimono (audio) \
plural kimonos

Kids Definition of kimono

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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