sarong

noun

sa·​rong sə-ˈrȯŋ How to pronounce sarong (audio)
-ˈräŋ
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tall, with waist-long hair and a toothy smile, Thet Swewin, 36, arrived in Thailand six months after the coup, carrying just his laptop and a family longyi, a traditional sarong-like garment. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2022 Aiko was also shown stroking a cat in a red bikini and multi-colored sarong in a video, while other images showed the couple cuddling in the surf and Big Sean relaxing in a white shirt and brown leather pants. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 The royal made the case for cheetah in a swimsuit and sarong set while vacationing on Necker Island in the Caribbean in 1990. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2022 Aiko is also shown stroking a cat in a red bikini and multi-colored sarong in a video, while other images show the couple cuddling in the surf and Big Sean relaxing in a white shirt and brown leather pants. Amethyst Tate, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2022 In a pink-and-purple floral halter top and matching tie-dyed sarong, Paris Hilton looked ready for a VMAs afterparty at a Malibu Barbie Dreamhouse. Staff Author Published, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2022 Wrapped in a colorful batik sarong, I was led by the therapist to the treatment villa’s outdoor bathing courtyard. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Indrajith was in a white silk sarong—the traditional wedding outfit of the Sinhalese people that was designed by Lovi Sarongs. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 5 May 2022 Meanwhile, her Resort 2022 collection, includes various swimsuits, an airy black blazer, and a sarong. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Malay

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sarong was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Sarong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarong. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

sarong

noun

sa·​rong sə-ˈrȯŋ How to pronounce sarong (audio)
-ˈräŋ
: 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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