Definition of salwar in US English:

salwar

(also shalwar)

noun

  • A pair of light, loose, pleated trousers tapering to a tight fit around the ankles, worn by women from South Asia, typically with a kameez.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Women wear the salwar (baggy pants drawn in at the ankles) and kamiz, along with the dupatta (scarf).’
    • ‘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

/ˌsəlˈwär/