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mawashi

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Pronunciation: /məˈwɑːʃi
 
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Definition of mawashi in English:

noun

A type of loincloth worn by a sumo wrestler.
Example sentences
  • As most of you know, the contestants in a sumo match traditionally fight naked except for a loincloth called a mawashi.
  • I asked if he'd bring home the extra mawashis I'd brought up for the contest, and he acceded to this (I really didn't think he'd say no because he's that kind of a nice guy).
  • It was cheaper to rent a car, put gas in it and use it to transport two people (plus their gear, and a batch of mawashis) than it would have been for one person to fly up there and back.

Origin

Japanese, from mawasu 'to put round'.

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