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sarong Syllabification: sa·rong
Pronunciation: /səˈrôNG/

Definition of sarong in English:


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A garment consisting of a long piece of cloth worn wrapped around the body and tucked at the waist or under the armpits, traditionally worn in Southeast Asia and now also by women in the West.
Example sentences
  • The young women simply wrapped the sarongs around their waists.
  • I tie mine round my waist as a makeshift sarong and slip it round my shoulders to cover sunburn.
  • Batik-inspired designs are often produced in factories on shirts, sarongs, table cloths, or dresses forming an iconic Malaysian aesthetic.


Mid 19th century: Malay, literally 'sheath'.

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