Definition of pagne
: a native costume worn especially in Africa and consisting typically of a long rectangular often brightly colored or decorated piece of cloth that is wrapped tightly about the torso with the ends usually falling free or that is used as a loincloth or undergarment
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Origin and Etymology of pagne
French, from Spanish paño cloth, from Latin pannus — more at vane
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