lungi

noun lun·gi \ˈlu̇|ŋgē, |njē\\ˈlä|, ˈlȯ|\
variants: or

lungyi

\ˈlu̇|ŋgē, |njē\ less commonly

longyi

\ˈlä|, ˈlȯ|\

Definition of lungi

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a usually cotton cloth used especially in India, Pakistan, and Burma for articles of clothing (as sarongs, skirts, and turbans)

  2. 2 :  a piece of cotton cloth usually 212 yards long that is folded about the body and tied at the waist and that is worn especially in India

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Origin and Etymology of lungi

Hindi luṅgī, from Persian


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