sa·​rong | \sə-ˈrȯŋ, -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

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The couple posed in the closet of their hotel room, with Jessica snapping the photo dressed in a cleavage-baring bikini, a colorful sarong and white sunglasses, while Johnson, dressed in khaki shorts, flexed his abs behind her. Jillian Ruffo,, "Jessica Simpson and Husband Eric Johnson Flaunt Their Abs in Sexy Vacation Selfie," 30 Apr. 2018 His wife, aspiring fitness and cosmetics mogul Keyshia Ka’oir Davis, rocked a bright blue and hot pink bathing suit with a body-hugging sarong, while Gucci went for a cool botanical print: light pink flowers and bright green stems on a black base. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Gucci Mane Takes the Risqué Short-Shorts Trend to Disney World," 11 June 2018 Rohingya Muslim men like him were restricted to wearing traditional sarongs, or longyis, in their native Myanmar. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Rohingya men in Bangladesh revel in the newfound right to wear pants," 17 June 2018 The second was a few weeks earlier, when Beckham stepped out to dinner in France wearing black trousers, brown sandals, and … a sarong. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Glorious, Bizarre History of Soccer and Fashion," 18 June 2018 These days, many Muslim women in Indonesia have abandoned the kebaya, the lacy, body-hugging blouse paired with a sarong that is Indonesia’s national dress for women, for looser-fitting garments. New York Times, "A ‘Little Bit of a Nut Case’ Who’s Taking On China," 8 June 2018 Another American flag is wrapped around her waist like a sarong and a second Mexican flag is wrapped tightly around her head. Gwynedd Stuart, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Death of Photographer Laura Aguilar Is a Major Loss for L.A.," 26 Apr. 2018 In 2016, a gunman killed a sarong vendor on the beach and then fled on a water scooter. Fox News, "Water scooter gunmen fire at beach vendor in Mexico's Cancun," 19 Apr. 2018 Kelly wore the iconic sarong kebaya designed for Singapore Airlines by couturier Pierre Balmain in the 1970s. David Denicolo, Town & Country, "Here's What It's Like to Fly in the Ultimate First Class Cabin," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sarong

1830, in the meaning defined above

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: 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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