Share this entry

Share this page

yukata

Syllabification: yu·ka·ta
Pronunciation: /yo͝oˈkädə
 
/

Definition of yukata in English:

noun (plural same or yukatas)

A light cotton kimono.
Example sentences
  • The kimonos and yukatas are for sale in heaps of colours and styles.
  • I will be wearing a yukata.
  • Now back in my room in my cotton yukata and nothing else I steam, I generate indoor clouds, I am a walking demonstration of infra-red.

Origin

Japanese, from yu 'hot water' (because originally worn indoors after a bath) + kata(bira) 'light kimono'.

Definition of yukata in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌresəˈpräsədē
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…