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A long, loose-fitting African garment.

[French, from Malinke bubu.]
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(ˈbuːbuː) or


(Clothing & Fashion) a long flowing garment worn by men and women in Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and some other parts of Africa
[a native name in Mali]
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or bu•bu

(ˈbu bu)

n., pl. -bous or -bus.
a long, loose-fitting, brightly colored garment worn by both sexes in parts of Africa.
[1960–65; < French < Malinke bubu]
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