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A formfitting dress with a high collar and usually long, slit skirt, traditionally worn by Chinese women. Also called qipao.
[Cantonese ceong4 saam1, long gown : ceong4, long (from Middle Chinese trɦiaŋ; also the source of Mandarin cháng) : saam1, gown (from Middle Chinese ʂa⋮m; also the source of Mandarin shān).]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a straight dress, usually of silk or cotton, with a stand-up collar and a slit in one side of the skirt, worn by Chinese women
[from Chinese (Cantonese), variant of Mandarin ch'ang shan long jacket]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a knee-length dress with a mandarin collar and slit skirt, worn in East Asia.
[1955–60; < Chinese dial. (Guangdong) chèuhngsāam < Chinese chángshān literally, long dress]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A Chinese women’s dress with a slit skirt and a high, stiff collar.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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