muu·​muu | \ ˈmü-ˌmü How to pronounce muumuu (audio) \

Definition of muumuu

: a loose often long dress having bright colors and patterns and adapted from the dresses originally distributed by missionaries to the native women of Hawaii

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The fashion available to moms-to-be is few and far between, often either made with bad, stretchy Lycra or cut in the silhouette of a matronly muumuu. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Meghan Markle’s Hatch Dress and 3 Other Maternity Brands That Are Actually Chic," 11 Jan. 2019 Soon everything under the muumuu gets hot, almost burning. Kelli Auerbach, Glamour, "I Tried Vaginal Steaming in the Hopes It Would Make IVF Work for Me," 19 Oct. 2017 Retired teacher Julie Miller, for example, remembered how Rundall used to walk to school barefoot, wearing a muumuu. Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times, "She’s volunteered at a Seattle school library for half a century. Now it’s named after her.," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of muumuu

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muumuu

Hawaiian mu'umu'u, from mu'umu'u cut off

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English Language Learners Definition of muumuu

: a Hawaiian dress that is usually long, loose-fitting, and decorated with bright colors

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