lungi

noun
lun·​gi
variants: or lungyi \ ˈlu̇|ŋgē , |njē \ or less commonly longyi \ ˈlä| , ˈlȯ| \
plural -s

Definition of lungi

1 : a usually cotton cloth used especially in India, Pakistan, and Burma for articles of clothing (as sarongs, skirts, and turbans)
2 : a piece of cotton cloth usually 2¹/₂ yards long that is folded about the body and tied at the waist and that is worn especially in India

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History and Etymology for lungi

Hindi luṅgī, from Persian

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“Lungi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lungi. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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