Definition of sherwani in English:

sherwani

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Pronunciation: /ʃəːˈwɑːni
 
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noun (plural sherwanis)

  • A knee-length coat buttoning to the neck, worn by men from South Asia.
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    • The brides looked resplendent in red shararas while the grooms were dressed in white sherwanis, long Indian coats, and laced caps.
    • Apart from sherwanis and open sherwanis with trousers which employs elegant embroidery to enhance appeal, Renu has also worked on short jackets, trousers, jodhpurs and three-piece embroidered suits for men.
    • He has designed the traditional ‘Baghas ‘(ensembles worn by kings and princes), sherwanis, kurta pajamas and embroidered dhoti-kurta sets for grooms.

Origin

from Urdu and Persian širwānī 'from Shirvan' (referring to a town in NE Persia).

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