sarong

noun
sa·​rong | \ sə-ˈrȯŋ How to pronounce sarong (audio) , -ˈräŋ \

Definition of sarong

: 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 Twante remains a place where many men in sarongs and bamboo pith helmets smoke cheroots and women balance baskets of vegetables on their heads. New York Times, "Clay Pots Everywhere Quenched Myanmar’s Thirst, Until They Vanished," 10 Oct. 2019 Many of the men, who apparently surrendered to the rebels, were dressed in flip flops and the traditional sarong-like clothing worn in Yemen and parts of Saudi Arabia. Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post, "Houthis say they killed or wounded 500 Saudi-led coalition fighters and captured 2,000, showing footage of soldiers, corpses," 29 Sep. 2019 Their merchandise was laid out on sarongs, so that it might be quickly bundled away. Tommy Trenchard, Harper's magazine, "Oceans Apart," 6 Jan. 2020 That prize goes to associate market editor Madeline Swanson, who uses her tie-dyed dish towels as sarongs, crop tops, and even beach blankets. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "11 Fresh Ideas for Covering Up at the Beach This Summer," 3 July 2019 Men wore their best sarongs; women wore taovalas—coconut-fiber aprons—over long dresses. Susan Casey, Outside Online, "One Man's Wild Quest to Reach the Bottom of Every Ocean," 22 Oct. 2019 They can be worn around the neck as scarves, around the shoulders as wraps, around the hips as a sarong or skirt and even tied in front as a pareo over a swimsuit. Sara Clarkson, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale artist Maureen Claffy now sells her paintings as wearable art," 17 Oct. 2019 Many of the men, who apparently surrendered to the rebels, were dressed in flip flops and the traditional sarong-like clothing worn in Yemen and parts of Saudi Arabia. BostonGlobe.com, "Houthis say they killed or wounded 500 Saudi-led coalition fighters - The Boston Globe," 30 Sep. 2019 Head into the village and try your hand at batik painting on scarves, sarongs, and shirts, which will double as a beautiful memento from your trip. Christina Liao, Vogue, "Skip Phuket and Koh Samui—Go to This Island in Thailand Instead," 23 May 2019

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First Known Use of sarong

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarong

Malay

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“Sarong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarong. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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sarong

noun
How to pronounce sarong (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sarong

: a long strip of cloth that is wrapped loosely around the body and worn by men and women of Malaysia and many Pacific islands

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