churidar

(redirected from Chooridar)

chur·i·dar

 (chûr′ĭ-där′)
n.
A pair of pajamalike pants tapering to a tight fit at the calf and ankle and usually cut long so as to gather in folds at the lower leg, worn chiefly in South Asia.

[Hindi cūrīdār and Urdu čūrīdār : Hindi cūṛī and Urdu čūṛī, bangle, gather (in fabric), tuck (from Middle Indic cūḍā, cūḷā, topknot, swelling, protuberance, from Sanskrit cūḍā, protuberance, of unknown origin) + -dār, holder; see dher- in Indo-European roots.]
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Qureshi, in his 1957 book The Pakistan Way of Life, writes that it was the sherwani for men and for women it was the kameez with chooridar pajama.
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The clothes were so utterly pretty: the angarkha paired with a chooridar, the glittering paisleys, zig-zags and florals, the translucent kurtas floating over gharara pants and the cigarette pants worked with ghungroos at the ankle!