One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pair of loose trousers with pleats below the knee, worn by women from South Asia, typically with a kameez.
- ‘Loose trouser tumans or ghararas, through still worn, are fast passing out of fashion in favour of the cut and style of the western pantaloon.’
- ‘Now Samee is finally free to sell her gorgeous lehenga-cholis, ghararas, salwar kameezs and capris in Delhi.’
- ‘A few interesting outfits like kurtas and ghararas or flowy shararas not only look good but also add style to your trousseau.’
- ‘Suraj Collection has exciting fashions for fall from funky pant suits to ghararas to elegant sarees and lehngas.’
- ‘Women of this age group tend to be engaged in cooking, and most work at floor level and relatively unsafe kitchens and wear loose fitting clothes such as saris, dupattas, and ghararas, etc.’
From Persian garāra ‘trousers, large sack’.
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