Definition of sulu in English:

sulu

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːluː
 
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noun (plural sulus)

  • A length of cotton or other light fabric wrapped about the body as a sarong, worn from the waist by men and full-length by women from the Melanesian Islands.
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    • I had flown 16 hours and more than 8,000 miles from New York, and I thought that I had landed in the '60s, everywhere there were smiling men and women clad in colorful sulus, sporting Afros, and exchanging a robust ‘Bula!’
    • Traditional Fijian clothing for men is a native kilt called a sulu.
    • A senior man beats a log drum to summon the village to afternoon prayer; women in ‘Mother Hubbard’ dresses and men in sulu wraps file into the stone Methodist church and Sweet Jesus hymns waft out.

Origin

Fijian.

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