Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flat sandal with thongs, usually made of straw or leather.

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  • noun Japanese sandals made from rice straw or lacquered wood, worn with a kimono for formal occasions.

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  • noun a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Japanese zōri, from Middle Chinese tshaw´ li´, straw sandal (also the source of Mandarin cǎo lǚ) : tshaw´, grass, straw + li´, shoe.]

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From Japanese 草履 (zōri).

Examples

  • Each evening, before retiring, the careful wife sees that a hocho, or kitchen knife, is laid upon the kitchen floor, and covered with a kanadarai, or brazen wash - basin, on the upturned bottom of which is placed a single straw sandal, of the noiseless sort called zori, also turned upside down.

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  • Da Kine hapa Prez talk good story and wear zori slipper like a good local boy.

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  • Moments later an ancient Rolls-Royce pulls up front and a bride dressed in a extravagantly decorated Shinto wedding dress climbs out and steps slowly through the lobby, carefully balanced on her wooden zori.

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  • Da Kine hapa Prez talk good story and wear zori slipper like a good local boy.

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  • They wore black hakama kendo trousers and jackets and black tabi over black tabi socks, which isolated the big toe so they could wear the zori sandals.

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  • They wore black hakama kendo trousers and jackets and black tabi over black tabi socks, which isolated the big toe so they could wear the zori sandals.

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  • They wore black hakama kendo trousers and jackets and black tabi over black tabi socks, which isolated the big toe so they could wear the zori sandals.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • In menny plaizez zori, oar flipflopz iz cawled thongz .

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  • They wore work boots or high-heels instead of the traditional zori (sandals); tied the obi sash in the front instead of the back; and wore a blouse underneath a short kimono that barely covered the knees.

    A Second Life

  • I’ll post when I make the wood stain zori and let you know how it goes.

    Homemade “Wood” Zori | The Anime Blog

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