noun sa·ya \ˈsäyə\

Definition of saya



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

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Origin and Etymology of saya

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

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to criticize severely

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