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

  • noun A loose long-sleeved shirt or tunic, often extending to the knees, worn primarily in South Asia.

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  • noun A traditional article of clothing worn in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, consisting of a loose, collarless, long-sleeved, knee-length shirt worn by both men and women.

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  • noun a loose collarless shirt worn by many people on the Indian subcontinent (usually with a salwar or churidars or pyjama)


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

[Hindi and Urdu kurtā, from Persian kurta.]

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Hindi कुरता.


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