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kebaya Line breaks: ke¦baya
Pronunciation: /kəˈbɑːjə/

Definition of kebaya in English:


A light, loose tunic worn by women in Malaysia, Indonesia, and other SE Asian countries.
Example sentences
  • In case you're wondering, a "kebaya" is a traditional Malay dress.
  • As the pencil thin model draped in a body hugging kebaya walked in, the audience let out a collective cry.
  • Women wear sarongs on formal occasions, along with the kebaya, a tight, low-cut, long-sleeved blouse.


Malay, ultimately of Persian or Arabic origin.

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