Definitions

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  • noun A traditional blouse worn by women in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Etymologies

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From Arabic عباءة (ʕabā’a, "cloak, frock").

Examples

  • The gracious "Singapore Girl" flight attendants in their custom-made, sarong kebaya uniforms -- a traditional Malaysian style of long dress -- were all charming, helpful, and rarely without a smile on their faces.

    Yvonne Yorke: Singapore Airline's World Class Service

  • The women in Indonesia and Malaysia wear what is known as baju kurung and baju kebaya.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • But at least she has that nice figure to wear the kebaya, you got or not?

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The women in Indonesia and Malaysia wear what is known as baju kurung and baju kebaya.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • But at least she has that nice figure to wear the kebaya, you got or not?

    1 MALAYSIA EXTENDED TO TASMANIA

  • Nenek screws the lid back on and tucks the bottle under her kebaya, next to her skinny chest.

    Archive 2006-09-03

  • These days the sarong kebaya, a sexy garment if there was one that used to popular P. Ramlee movies is all but extinct, having given way to the extremely unsexy baju kurung.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • These days the sarong kebaya, a sexy garment if there was one that used to popular P. Ramlee movies is all but extinct, having given way to the extremely unsexy baju kurung.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • Almost a fashion show: Dozens of female surfers ride on the waves in Javanese long-sleeved kebaya blouses Sunday for the Kebaya Surf Culture Exhibition on Kuta beach, Bali.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • No karaoke sessions, no kebaya fashion shows, no dance shows.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

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