from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A garment consisting of a length of printed cloth wrapped about the waist that is worn by men and women in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Pacific islands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A garment made of a length of printed cloth wrapped about the waist that is commonly worn by men and women in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, and the Pacific islands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sort of petticoat worn by both sexes in Java and the Malay Archipelago.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment used in the Indian archipelago, consisting of a piece of cloth which envelops the lower part of the body: worn by both sexes.
- n. Hence The cotton cloth generally used for this garment, especially the printed cotton imported from Europe, to which the name has been given as a trade designation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loose skirt consisting of brightly colored fabric wrapped around the body; worn by both women and men in the South Pacific
I dressed up with my limited resources as a Hawaiian girl, though I think I ended up more tribal given that my sarong is covered in elephants.
The arrangement of the sarong is simply this reversed, with the advantage that walking is not impeded.
In this country part, I see some ladies take the morning stroll in sarong and kabia, and I must confess I envy them, they look so lightly clothed and comfortable; and when the eye is accustomed to the costume, it is really becoming.
We had not been half an hour on deck when the Dutch ladies appeared in sarong and kabia, looking greatly relieved in the light clothing.
There she was, looking much more at home in sarong and kabia than in her satin dress, working her way up a long line as in a country dance.
They also wear gold or silver pins in their hair, and the sarong is girt or held up by a clasp of enormous size, and often of exquisite workmanship, in the poorer class of silver, and in the richer of gold jeweled with diamonds and rubies.
And by the way, the sarong is a traditionally male garment in Sri Lanka, and males wear tubular and rectangular sarongs by many names throughout Asia and the south Pacific, and in the highlands of Scotland.
Arthur C. Clarke wore them often, since in Sri Lanka the sarong is a purely male item of apparel.
In Sri Lanka, the sarong is a make item of apparel, and men wear something like the sarong, tubular or rectangular, throughout much of southeast Asia, and most of the south Pacific.
A sarong is a skirt made of a tube of cloth about three feet in diameter; you get into it and wrap it round your waist like a towel; the surplus material falling into pleats that permit free movement.