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or lun·gyi (lo͞ong′gē) also lon·gyi (lŏng′gē, lo͝ong′-)
n. pl. lun·gis or lun·gyis also lon·gyis
A cloth, often of brightly colored silk or cotton, that is used as a piece of clothing, especially the traditional skirtlike garment of South Asia and Myanmar (Burma).

[Urdu lungī, from Persian, variant of lung.]
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(ˈlʊŋɡiː) or


(Clothing & Fashion) a long piece of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth, sash, or turban by Indian men or as a skirt
[C17: Hindi, from Persian]
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Noun1.lungi - a long piece of brightly colored cloth (cotton or silk) used as clothing (a skirt or loincloth or sash etc.) in India and Pakistan and Burma
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
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