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A long loose tunic, typically of three-quarter length, usually worn with a salwar.

[Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu qamīz, all ultimately from Portuguese camisa, shirt (influenced by Persian Arabic qamīṣ, shirt), from Late Latin camisia; see chemise.]


npl -meez or -meezes
(Clothing & Fashion) a long tunic worn in the Indian subcontinent, often with shalwar
[Urdu kamis, from Arabic qamīs]
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Noun1.kameez - a long tunic worn by many people from the Indian subcontinent (usually with a salwar or churidars)
tunic - any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees
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Police have recovered 9MM bullet shells from the site and the DIG added all three attackers were wearing shalwar kameez.
To try to accommodate all faiths, the school adopted the shalwar kameez, a garment worn by many faiths on the Indian sub-continent.
Her predominantly Muslim school, Denbigh High in Luton, did let pupils wear the shalwar kameez - trousers, tunic and headscarf.
She had worn the shalwar kameez (trousers and tunic) from the time she started at the school at the age of 12 until September 2002 when she and her brother, Shuweb Rahman, told assistant headteacher Stuart Moore that she would wear it no longer because it was against the rules of her religion for a woman who had reached sexual maturity.
The badge is displayed on the red jumper which is worn with trousers by boys or skirts for girls, and there is also the option for Muslim girls to wear the trouser and tunic shalwar kameez.
It all began in the late 90s when Diana, Princess of Wales and Jemima Khan made the traditional Pakistan trouser suit, the Shalwar Kameez, fashionable.
In a neighboring suburb, Diamond Bar, Anjani Ambegaokar sits in a traditional silk salwar kameez (pants and caftan), with her dupatta (sash) draped elegantly across her body.
The returnees were greeted with a festive display of rose petals and each man was greeted by the Taleban`s foreign minister with an embrace, chocolates and a new shalwar kameez - the traditional dress of Afghanistan.
In Karachi, Pakistan, when we went to the public beach we swam in our shalwar kameez with a dupatta.
Today mens craze is shirts and trousers that fit best, while older folks prefer to go for simple shalwar kameez of different shades in dark and light.
The picture shows two men riding on a motorcycle with one wearing a black shalwar kameez and the other a blue shirt and beige pants.