plural -s
: an ankle-length outer skirt tied at the waist that is worn by women in the Philippines and Spanish America

Word History


Spanish, from saya man's cloak, sagum, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin sagia, from Latin sagum cloak, sagum

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“Saya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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