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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.]
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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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He complained that prices of the Shalwar Kameez are high this year comparing to the previous year that needed to be checked.
When schools insist that your child has to buy her uniform, books and stationery from the school and not from any shop, you should be able to see parallels and differences with the shalwar kameez example quite clearly.
As she arrived in a Pakistani shalwar kameez there was no doubting the look of happiness on her face.
The kalidar salwar- kameez ( Rs 2,050) is this store's hottest selling item and is disappearing faster than anything else.
He told that the footage showed a man wearing a Shalwar Kameez suit and riding on the pillion seat opening fire on the victim.
Dressed in a white shalwar kameez and a blue coat, Mr Bhutto Zardari arrived at the lower house with his father Asif Ali Zardari, who was also sworn in as an MNA, and his sisters Bakhtawar and Aseefa Bhutto Zardari.
David's ensemble - a shalwar kameez shirt, cool baggy trousers and sandals - is similar to outfits worn by street traders on the Indian sub-continent where they dress to beat the heat.
Their churidar kameez did away with the formality of a dupatta.
He made a total of 24 films, which included the legendary 'Uski Roti' and 'Duvidha', 'Satah Se Utatha Admi' that many may consider in the end his most accomplished film and the non-fiction features 'Dhrupad', 'Mati Manas' and 'Siddheshwari' before returning to fiction again with 'Nazar', 'Idiot' and 'Naukar Ki Kameez'.
ANOTHER strong trend that appeared was 'un-prettying' the salwar kameez. It wasn't given the mandatory duppatta (that got done away with or got replaced by a scarf) and was deliberately made to do away with feminine prints like florals or polkas.
She stunned the audience at London's Grosvenor House with a loaned turquoise and purple salwar kameez - traditional Indian trousers and tunic.
Clad in a white shalwar kameez, the PTI chief reached the Parliament House at 9:30am to take oath as member of 15th National Assembly.