from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A long loose dress that hangs free from the shoulders.
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- noun A long loose fitting
dressmade of lightweight fabricprinted with bright, stylized Hawaiianthemes (such as flowers and palm branches).
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- noun a woman's loose unbelted dress
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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"muumuu," a Hawaiian word that looks every bit as cool upside down.
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".
When Bustamante announced the word "muumuu," adult audience members looked quizzically at each other.
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.
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.