American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A long loose dress that hangs free from the shoulders.
- n. A long loose fitting dress made of lightweight fabric printed with bright, stylized Hawaiian themes (such as flowers and palm branches).
- n. a woman's loose unbelted dress
- Hawaiian muʻumuʻu (Wiktionary)
- Hawaiian mu'umu'u, cut off, muumuu, from reduplication of muku, to cut off. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Until I read the comment from the lady with the Hawaiian grandmother, I did not know it was a Hawaiian word, I just thought a muumuu was a big tent dress you wore when you couldn't fit into other clothes and you just didn't care anymore (this was an impression I had formed as a child) These are some of the prettiest dresses I have ever seen.”
“Perhaps last year's caftan will migrate into a muumuu, which is just a step removed from the house dress.”
“I could not, could NOT understand why any woman would ever want to be caught dead in what I envisioned as a "muumuu".”
“Almost invariably, for some reason, the overweight person is a huge offender, even though dressed in the muumuu or bowling shirt and sweatpants, they still manage to make up for looking bad by trying to smell good and are therefore a huge nuisance.”
“She wore a muumuu and slippers and thick black sunglasses like she secretly wanted to be cool.”
“Consider it a mestizo muumuu, except much classier and not as trashy as your woman's ilk.”
“If I'm looking for something, I need the sun," said Ms. Carmel, 39 years old, padding around her Brooklyn basement in a blue and white muumuu, her hair wrapped in a colorful scarf.”
“Many of Kevin Pollard's costumes were unflattering: Ms. DiDonato spent most of the show slouching around in what looked like a muumuu and dreadlocks, Ms. de Niese's androgynous brown getup made nothing of her beauty, and Plácido Domingo Neptune was overpowered by hair and clothing that made him look silly rather than godlike.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘muumuu’.
The triggerfish humuhumunukunukuapuaa belongs on this list too.
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â€¢ There must be four or more vowels; thus, at minimum, an A-A-A-A or A-B-B-A pattern.
â€¢ The vowels must appear in a mir...
Some more words for intermediate and advanced spellers.
Go for it, brothers and sisters! I personally have been suffering long for lack of an open reduplicatives list
Words containing the string *uu, such as equuleus and duumviri. Click on the string to populate the list.
Words you can type with one hand--if you learned how to type formally. Hunt-and-peck method doesn't count. ;-) I'm keeping it to five or more letters to avoid an excessively lengthy list.
Words that have only one of the vowels. On this list I include only words with at least three vowels. When I first started the list, if a word had several forms, I generally listed only the one wit...
Words I come across that I like
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