American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A long dress with a high collar and slit skirt, traditionally worn by Chinese women.
- n. A long formal dress-like garment worn by Asian men, the equivalent of a woman’s qipao. In Hong Kong, the cheongsam is also worn by women.
- From Cantonese 長衫 (cheongsam, "long dress") (Wiktionary)
- Chinese (Cantonese) ch'eūng shaam, long gown, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) cháng, long + Chinese (Mandarin) shān, gown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“With its mandarin collar, snug fit and side slit, the qipao -- called a cheongsam in Cantonese -- is no longer daily wear, but it lives on as a look for special occasions.”
““Some girls had their qi pao custom-made, and some bought them from stores,” Crystal said, calling the cheongsam by its Mandarin name.”
“It's so expensive that I think a full-skirted dress is out of the question ... and, although it's heavy silk, I think a cheongsam might be a little obvious.”
“Chinese Kung Fu suit and Chinese Dress also called cheongsam or qipao are the soul of traditional Chinese Clothing.”
“ALBANY -- Bright red will be splashed across traditional Chinese garments, including the long floral print dress known as cheongsam, and it will festoon a sold-out, 982-seat Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre at the Egg during a Chinese New Year celebration tonight.”
“Chinese dresses, also known as cheongsam (or qipao), is the classic dress of China, reflecting the traditional elegance and authentic look of the East.”
“The dress is called a cheongsam, and the woman wearing it is Catherine Lim, 67, arguably the most vivid personality in strait-laced Singapore and, when she is not writing witty romantic novels or telling ghost stories, one of the government's most acute critics.”
“A gallery of girls illustrated wearing the most charming of Chinese female attire, variously called the cheongsam, 旗袍 ...”
“Someone should tell the folks at Shrimpton Couture that "cheongsam" does not equal "geisha.”
“Or is Louis Vuitton still banking on Asia's colonial mentality and Asians' aspiration for white skin and blond hair to sell its cheongsam heavy and panda printed collection?”
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