ao dai


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ao dai

 (ou′ dī, ô′)
n. pl. ao dais
A long-sleeved, usually full-length garment with sides slit up to the hips, traditionally worn by Vietnamese women over loose trousers.

[Vietnamese áo dài : áo, tunic (from Middle Chinese ʔaw´, padded coat; also the source of Mandarin ǎo) + dài, long.]
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Noun1.ao dai - the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back; the tunic is worn over trousers
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
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