Definition of salwar in English:

salwar

(also shalwar)

noun

  • A pair of light, loose, pleated trousers, usually tapering to a tight fit around the ankles, worn by women from South Asia typically with a kameez (the two together being a salwar kameez).

    • ‘Women wear the salwar (baggy pants drawn in at the ankles) and kamiz, along with the dupatta (scarf).’
    • ‘Nowadays, fashion conscious Asian men are adopting long flowing robes, jackets and dhotis or baggy kameezs and salwars, with a shawl thrown over the shoulder.’
    • ‘Younger Muslim girls may favor the combination of salwar (loose trousers) and kamiz (tunic).’
    • ‘The standard clothing of men all over Pakistan is the salwar, loose baggy trousers, and kurta, a long shirtlike tunic.’
    • ‘For convenience and ease of use, most modern women opt for churidars and salwars, with matching dupattas to give them the stylish look.’

Origin

From Persian and Urdu šalwār.

Pronunciation

salwar

/sʌlˈwɑː/