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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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" (). Dài is Vietnamese for "long." (Wiktionary)


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