Definition of lungi in English:

lungi

noun

  • A length of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth in India or as a skirt in Burma (Myanmar), where it is the national dress for both sexes.

    • ‘Out of the gift box came spanking new saris, shirts, trousers, lungis and nighties and the happiness of the inmates knew no bounds.’
    • ‘‘I prefer calling them sarongs or lungis,’ says Bal, one of India's biggest designers.’
    • ‘There were kurtas and saris, dhotis and lungis, trousers, towels and aprons in brilliant hues and varied textures.’
    • ‘Towels, lungis, kerchiefs, nine-yard dhotis, bedspreads and ‘angavastram’ are also on sale.’
    • ‘The show started off at Residency Towers on Saturday with Nidhi's bridal collection (colourful red sarees, snazzy lehengas, lungis and vibrant salwars).’
    • ‘The traditional garment for men is the lungi, a cloth tube skirt that hangs to the ankles; for women, the sari is the norm.’
    • ‘Flared wraparounds made from Maharashtrian lungis and Maharashtrian Nau-vari saris, kitschy floral jholas and chappals with bead works are also lined up for display at the studio.’
    • ‘The girls sported fake Veerappan moustaches and wore lungis over their salwar-kameezes.’
    • ‘He had enormous glasses and an orange lungi (like a sarong for men).’
    • ‘There are ready-made shirts, churidars, bed sheets, cotton mattresses and pillows, khadi-silk sarees, khadi-silk shirts, spun-silk shirts, T-shirts, lungis, towels and carpets, among other things.’
    • ‘Around the side of the tank the crowds were massing, all dressed up in their new neatly-pressed lungis and their best silk saris.’
    • ‘Men wear lungis, a piece of cloth tied around the waist, while women wear salwaar kameez, a long shirt and loose pants.’
    • ‘Asian, African and Middle Eastern attire such as the sarong, dhoti, lungi, caftan, kameez, the Chinese robe and the kimono are increasingly turning up on the catwalks of fashion capitals in the west.’
    • ‘Muslim men tend to wear a sarong-like garment, the lungi, which is tied around the waist.’
    • ‘In rural areas, Bangladeshi men wear the lungi and a vest or a shirt.’
    • ‘Men and boys are dressed in casual lungis or loose-fitting kana robes as they go about their daily affairs.’
    • ‘The Muslim Bouls, however, wear white overalls or a two piece dress, a white lungi and a white vest on the upper portion of the body.’
    • ‘The men were held at gunpoint by soldiers and asked to raise their lungis.’
    • ‘We have a rich tradition of attire - dhotis, pyjamas, mundus, lungis, angavastrams.’
    • ‘The staff, attired in kurtas, lungis and the ‘bandhni pagdi’ (colourful turbans), add colour to the festival.’

Origin

Urdu.

Pronunciation:

lungi

/ˈlo͝oNGɡē/