Share this entry
ao dai Line breaks: ao dai
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊ ˌdʌɪ/

Definition of ao dai in English:

noun (plural ao dais)

A Vietnamese woman’s long-sleeved tunic with ankle-length panels at front and back, worn over trousers.
Example sentences
  • Garbed in the traditional ao dai, young Vietnamese women seem to epitomise the charm and grace of Hue.
  • A special type of Vietnamese women's gown is the ao dai.
  • The ao dai consists of a long mandarin-collared shirt that extends to the calves, slit at both sides to the waist.


1960s: Vietnamese.

Definition of ao dai in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources