obi

noun
\ˈō-bē \

Definition of obi 

: a broad sash worn with a Japanese kimono

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The costume costs $49.99 and includes hair sticks, a kimono, a skirt, and an obi — a sash often worn with traditional Japanese clothing. Mekita Rivas, Allure, "Fashion Nova's "Sexy" Geisha Costume Is Everything Not to Wear on Halloween This Year," 3 Oct. 2018 On the body, cinched around the rib cage with an obi, the kimono becomes three-dimensional, a column; through gathering and draping, a range of age-old silhouettes are possible. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Kimono Refashioned: 1870s-Now!’ Review: Unfolding a Garment’s Long History," 16 Oct. 2018 The costume costs $49.99 and includes hair sticks, a kimono, a skirt, and an obi — a sash often worn with traditional Japanese clothing. Mekita Rivas, Allure, "Fashion Nova's "Sexy" Geisha Costume Is Everything Not to Wear on Halloween This Year," 3 Oct. 2018 The costume costs $49.99 and includes hair sticks, a kimono, a skirt, and an obi — a sash often worn with traditional Japanese clothing. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Fashion Nova Is Selling a “Sexy” Geisha Halloween Costume," 1 Oct. 2018 The full skirt was made from the weighty brocade cloth typically used for a kimono obi. The New York Times, New York Times, "The Best and Worst of Oscars 2018," 5 Mar. 2018 The dress featured a black bodice with a high neckline and a full skirt made from obi, the sash typically worn with a traditional Japanese kimono, Moreno told E! on the red carpet on Sunday evening. Lynsey Eidell, Glamour, "Rita Moreno Re-Wore Her 1962 Academy Awards Dress to the 2018 Oscars Red Carpet," 4 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of obi

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obi

Japanese

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