sa·​rong sə-ˈrȯŋ How to pronounce sarong (audio)
: a loose garment made of a long strip of cloth wrapped around the body that is worn by men and women chiefly of the Malay Archipelago and the Pacific islands

Examples of sarong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shu-Shi Sarong Wrap Beach Cover-Up Chrissy Teigen reminded us of the simple elegance of a sarong last summer. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 Frequently Asked Questions What is the best size for a sarong? Barbara Bellesi Zito, Travel + Leisure, 16 Apr. 2024 The first is a sarong with large polka dots that can’t go unnoticed and could spice up a plain swimsuit at the beach or pool. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2024 His skirts and dresses often have the easy flow of a sarong. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2024 For example, a sarong is a wardrobe staple that can double as a casual skirt, beach towel, or protection from the sun when draped around the head and shoulders. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 27 Feb. 2024 The brand has included a variety of new silhouettes to offer other styling options such as new sarongs in colorways like a striking bright blue hue and an additional tone that is a midnight blue. Essence, 24 Oct. 2023 In the snapshot, Kourtney is seen wearing a zebra-print bikini, patterned sarong and sporting a belly button piercing, while Khloé rocks a white bikini with gold detailing and a patterned sarong. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 5 June 2023 The expectant mom wore a cut-out pink one-piece and matching sarong that highlighted her growing baby bump. Jenny Haward, Peoplemag, 30 July 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sarong was in 1830

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“Sarong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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sa·​rong sə-ˈrȯŋ How to pronounce sarong (audio)
: a loose skirt made of a long strip of cloth wrapped loosely around the body and worn by men and women of the Malay island group and many Pacific islands

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