lavalava

noun
la·​va·​la·​va | \ ˌlä-və-ˈlä-və How to pronounce lavalava (audio) \

Definition of lavalava

: a rectangular cloth of cotton print worn like a kilt or skirt in Polynesia and especially in Samoa

Examples of lavalava in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other examples include the lavalava, a rectangular wrap-around skirt worn by Polynesians, and the longyi, a tubular skirt worn by both men and women in Myanmar. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Other examples include the lavalava, a rectangular wrap-around skirt worn by Polynesians, and the longyi, a tubular skirt worn by both men and women in Myanmar. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Other examples include the lavalava, a rectangular wrap-around skirt worn by Polynesians, and the longyi, a tubular skirt worn by both men and women in Myanmar. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Other examples include the lavalava, a rectangular wrap-around skirt worn by Polynesians, and the longyi, a tubular skirt worn by both men and women in Myanmar. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Other examples include the lavalava, a rectangular wrap-around skirt worn by Polynesians, and the longyi, a tubular skirt worn by both men and women in Myanmar. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Other examples include the lavalava, a rectangular wrap-around skirt worn by Polynesians, and the longyi, a tubular skirt worn by both men and women in Myanmar. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Other examples include the lavalava, a rectangular wrap-around skirt worn by Polynesians, and the longyi, a tubular skirt worn by both men and women in Myanmar. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Other examples include the lavalava, a rectangular wrap-around skirt worn by Polynesians, and the longyi, a tubular skirt worn by both men and women in Myanmar. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lavalava

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lavalava

Samoan, clothing

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“Lavalava.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lavalava. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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