Definition of kanzu in English:
A long white cotton or linen robe worn by East African men.
- On special occasions Muslim men wear flowing white robes called kanzus.
- Baganda men frequently wear a kanzu (long white robe).
- In rural regions, Muslim men usually wear a long embroidered cotton gown, called a kanzu, with a matching skull cap.
early 20th century: from Kiswahili.