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 Hilton wore a red bikini top and rose-print bottoms paired with a colorful rainbow striped cover-up, a turquoise sarong and black sunglasses. Hanna Flanagan,, 26 Aug. 2021 The first night, May had tied a Burberry scarf—something someone in London would have worn around their neck—around her waist à la a sarong with a white tank top. Liana Satenstei, Vogue, 26 July 2021 The style cascaded over the glowy skin on her bare arms all the way to the middle of her tights, partially exposed by her beaded, corseted gown with a colorful sarong-style skirt. Marci Robin, Allure, 27 June 2021 Sweatpants have been upgraded to comfortable yet glamorous sarong skirts; hoodies have taken a backseat to sophisticated wear-everywhere cardigans. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 28 May 2021 This minimal blue-gray sarong by Haight goes perfectly with any bikini or one-piece. Taylor Ayers, Marie Claire, 27 Apr. 2021 One of her images is now used often in the protest movement: a young woman in a traditional sarong brandishing a wok and a spatula. New York Times, 17 Feb. 2021 The Monster's Ball star wears a camisole, and is draped in a matching sarong. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 31 Dec. 2020 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, 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sarong

1830, in the meaning defined above

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28 Aug 2021

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“Sarong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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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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