Definition of hakama in English:


Line breaks: hak¦ama
Pronunciation: /ˈhakəmə
, ˈhɑː-/


[treated as singular or plural]
  • Loose trousers with many pleats in the front, forming part of Japanese formal dress.
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    • 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.


mid 19th century: Japanese.

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