American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See loonghee.
- n. A garment worn around the waist by many people, especially men, in Southern India, Bangladesh, Burma, and Pakistan.
- n. a long piece of brightly colored cloth (cotton or silk) used as clothing (a skirt or loincloth or sash etc.) in India and Pakistan and Burma
- Urdu lungī, from Persian, variant of lung. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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”
“Another surprising element of the crime was that the close circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed around the sanctum sanctorum, were found covered with a piece of 'lungi'.”
“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'.”
“Naik, who is also the outgoing president of the All India Konkani Parishad (AIKP), a literary institution established in 1939, said that striking an ethnic cord with the electorate was a key to electoral politics, be it through ethnic attire like the 'lungi' in Tamil Nadu or an ethnic language like Konkani in Goa.”
“Women, many in black with their heads and faces covered, queued separately from the men, who wore long cotton shirts and simple "lungi" trousers.”
“In Tamil Nadu, unless a politician wears a 'lungi' (a wrap-around), he does not get votes.”
“Bawa sat cross-legged, wearing the most simple cotton wrap-around lungi and a white tee shirt.”
“Every morn this burly filthy Malbari would hook up his lungi and sit in front of atleast 10 coal fired sigrees with the most ugly looking appa chattis (woks).”
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Anything worn from the waist down.
Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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