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Definition of "lungi" [lungi]

  • A cloth, often of brightly colored silk or cotton, that is used as a piece of clothing, especially the traditional skirtlike garment of India, Pakistan, and Myanmar (Burma). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lungi" in a sentence
  • "The other piece, called lungi, consists of a long and narrow piece of cotton cloth (not to be confused with the lungi that men in rural Punjab wear instead of a shalwar)."
  • "February 2nd, 2010 PANAJI - Stressing the political importance of preserving and promoting ethnic identity, Congress Rajya Sabha member from Goa Shantaram Naik Tuesday said no one can win an election in Tamil Nadu if he does not wear a 'lungi'."
  • "He has recently wore a 'lungi' for the shoot and he was quite apprehensive about the idea. more imagesJuly 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Shah Rukh's epic superhero motion picture called"