Definition of kameez in English:



  • A long tunic worn by many people from South Asia, typically with a salwar or churidars.

    • ‘Only in her salwaar kameez, she felt extremely cold and then she remembered that she had argued with her parents about her needing no sweater.’
    • ‘Put on that pink salwaar kameez we got from India.’
    • ‘Shalwar kameez were included in the code, in order to provide an option for the number of Muslim girls attending Denbigh High School.’
    • ‘The groom might wear the traditional North Indian dress of a churidar kameez, or tight leggings made of silk or fine cotton, and a long shirt, or opt for a western-style suit.’
    • ‘It would be absurd to dive into a pool in saree or salvar kameez.’
    • ‘Mostly into Indian wear, the designs here range from the popular three-piece salwar kameez to Indo-western styles and churidar kameez.’


From Arabic qamīṣ, perhaps from late Latin camisia (see chemise).