Definition of muumuu in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːmuː/


A woman’s loose, brightly coloured dress, especially one traditionally worn in Hawaii.
Example sentences
  • Try to keep to your typical style of dress, but only slightly flowier - we are not talking caftans or muumuus!
  • Some Hawaiian women wear the muumuu, a voluminous dress originally designed by modest missionaries for Hawaiian women.
  • The younger women also wore shorts, jeans and T-shirts, and the mature ladies colorful muumuus.


Early 20th century: from Hawaiian mu'u mu'u, literally 'cut off'.

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