Definition of kurta in English:


(also kurtha)


  • A loose collarless shirt worn by people from South Asia, usually with a salwar, churidars, or pyjama.

    • ‘Hindu men wear a type of shirt called a kurta and trousers called dhoti.’
    • ‘At the other end of the bench sat a man in a kurta and shawl: he had a turban and a drooping white moustache.’
    • ‘We don't have structured garments except the traditional kurta and pajama.’
    • ‘Both men and women also wear a kurta, a long tunic-like shirt, and pyjamas, loose baggy trousers.’
    • ‘Readymade salwar suits and kurtas from jute to silk are also available.’


From Urdu and Persian kurtah.