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

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Madeline Swanson, Associate Market Editor My summer 2019 sarong series was a happy accident. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "11 Fresh Ideas for Covering Up at the Beach This Summer," 3 July 2019 One in particular stood out: a sarong that flashed some thigh and came complete with a shimmering gold-coin belt. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Let Us Reconsider the Long Skirt," 21 Dec. 2018 Out here, farmers in sarongs work in tiered rice paddies, whose packed-earth Subak system of irrigation is UNESCO protected. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 Zoe Ruffner, Beauty Writer Nothing beats a soft sarong wrapped around the waist in the summer. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "15 Fresh Ideas for Covering Up at the Beach This Summer," 3 Aug. 2018 The female attendants wear blue sarong kebayas, which were designed by Pierre Balmain in 1968. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "What It’s Like to Take the Longest Flight in the World," 26 Oct. 2018 Thanks to a slew of workshops featuring bamboo wood carving, lauhala (leaf) weaving, Ni’hau jewelry making, and sarong dying to name a few, West Oahu is the art guru’s ultimate go-to destination. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 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

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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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