from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The traditional dress of Vietnamese women, consisting of a long tunic that is slit on the sides and worn over loose trousers.
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- n. A two panelled dress, worn by Vietnamese women as a national costume.
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- n. the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back; the tunic is worn over trousers
Vietnamese áo dài : áo, tunic (from Middle Chinese ʔaw, padded coat) + dài, long (from Middle Chinese daj, thaj).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Vietnamese word áo dài. Áo is from a Middle Chinese word meaning "padded coat" (襖). Dài is Vietnamese for "long." (Wiktionary)
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