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  • n. Alternative spelling of kamees.

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  • n. a long tunic worn by many people from the Indian subcontinent (usually with a salwar or churidars)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Say what you like, a girl wearing a salwar kameez is a lot more attractive than a chav.

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  • Omani women's clothing basically consists of a 'kameez'-type (long) top worn over trousers, while the men wear a' dish-dasha '- an ankle-length collar-less grown with long-sleeves. Current News - Top Stories

  • The women embroider miniature versions of the 'kameez'-top and the front portion of the dish-dasha on the bags. Current News - Top Stories

  • The more widely accepted etymology suggests that kameez is an Indo-European word and related to the French chemise.

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  • The Islamists resent the saree, which, they aver, reveals too much and is the dress worn across the border by Hindu women; the nationalists deplore the shalwar-kameez, which is worn by the Muslim state of Pakistan, from which we broke away: respect for the saree is all of a piece with respect for Bengali, which is spoken in Indian West Bengal, where women wear the saree.

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  • The kameez is the long dress-like tunic; the salwar pronounced shall-wah is the baggy trousers; the scarf/shawl is called a dupatta

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  • The word kameez is derived from the Latin camisia (shirt or tunic


  • We'll make a shalwar kameez, which is a traditional garment worn in Pakistan among other places.

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  • Indian women should wear only sawar kameez, which is also the national dress of pakistan.

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  • So too could clothing traditional to Muslim India and Pakistan, such as the salvar (long pants) kameez (long-sleeved top) ensemble, again worn by men and Unlikely though this may sound, we can nonetheless hear the kind of conversation it would lead to between salesperson and shopper:

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