Definition of hakama in English:

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hakama

Pronunciation: /ˈhakəmə/
Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːkəmə/

noun

[treated as singular or plural]
Loose trousers with many pleats in the front, forming part of Japanese formal dress.
Example sentences
  • He dressed in a loose hakama and white gi wrapped with a black belt.
  • A three-piece kimono, a sleeveless garment known as a kamishimo worn over the kimono, and a hakama, a trouser-like split skirt showed the variety of Japanese culture through different periods.
  • After finishing his morning ceremony the Founder, still dressed in his formal kimono and hakama, would head for the garden.

Origin

Mid 19th century: Japanese.

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