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  • n. A knee-length coat that buttons to the neck, worn by man, over a shalwar kameez, in parts of India and Pakistan


Via Urdu, from the name of a town in Persia. Hindi: शेरवानी, Urdu: شیروانی (Wiktionary)


  • Indian-style outfit, which included a silver and beaded long coat called a sherwani and silver and gold khusa shoes, to welcome his beautiful bride down the aisle.

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  • Dhoni wore a black 'sherwani' while Sakshi was dressed up in white

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  • Dhoni wore a black 'sherwani' while Sakshi was dressed up in white 'churidar-pyjama'

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  • Dhoni wore a black 'sherwani' while Sakshi was dressed up in 'churidar-pyjama'.

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  • Wearing a black 'sherwani', Kapil Dev sashayed down the ramp with his wife Romi Dev, who looked pretty in a golden ensemble.

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  • His putting on a fur cap and a 'sherwani' later showed that this low profile leader is fast learning the tricks of the trade.

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  • When an Indian dons 'national dress' for a formal event, he wears a variant of the sherwani, which did not exist before the Muslim invasions of India.

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  • At the commitment ceremony in San Francisco, the bride wore a white dress and the other bride wore a white sherwani, inspired by my husband's getup at our own wedding.

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  • So he cast aside his olive green Army uniform last week and donned a black sherwani, or long coat, appointing himself president.

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