Definition of cheongsam in English:

cheongsam

Line breaks: cheong|sam
Pronunciation: /tʃɪɒŋˈsam
 
, tʃɒŋ-/

noun

  • A straight, close-fitting silk dress with a high neck and slit skirt, worn by Chinese and Indonesian women.
    More example sentences
    • The opening drew a tux-and-gown crowd, including an array of cheongsams (traditional Chinese dresses) from San Francisco's sizable Chinese community.
    • Photos from the time show a conservative 18-year-old, dressed in sober cheongsams, her hair sensibly bobbed.
    • The most welcoming waitresses, of which there appears to be at least one per table, are smartly dressed in traditional cheongsams.

Origin

Chinese (Cantonese dialect).

More definitions of cheongsam

Definition of cheongsam in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little