One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A long tunic worn by many people from South Asia, typically with a salwar or churidars.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Mostly into Indian wear, the designs here range from the popular three-piece salwar kameez to Indo-western styles and churidar kameez.’
- ‘Put on that pink salwaar kameez we got from India.’
- ‘It would be absurd to dive into a pool in saree or salvar kameez.’
- ‘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.’
From Arabic qamīṣ, perhaps from late Latin camisia (see chemise).
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