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pareu

Syllabification: pa·re·u
Pronunciation: /ˈpärāˌo͞o
 
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Definition of pareu in English:

noun

A kind of sarong made of a single straight piece of printed cotton cloth, worn by Polynesians.
Example sentences
  • A clingy body stocking complements a floor-length skirt with a pareo tied at the waist for flair.
  • A young man, semi-naked with a pareu around his waist, lies on a woven palm leaf mat on the floor of the house.
  • Donned with its matching pareo, this suit can stray far from the seaside.

Origin

Tahitian.

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