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A long loose dress that hangs free from the shoulders.

[Hawaiian mu'umu'u, cut off, muumuu (so called because it has short sleeves and a deeply cut neck, in contrast to the European-style dresses introduced to Hawaii earlier).]
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n., pl. -muus.
a long, loose-hanging dress, usu. brightly colored or patterned.
[1920–25; < Hawaiian mu'umu'u, literally, cut-off; so called because it orig. lacked a yoke]
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A type of long, loose, brightly colored dress originally worn by Hawaiian women.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muumuu - a woman's loose unbelted dress
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
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A giantess who towered above the men in a sleeveless aqua muumuu. A tough-looking kid and a bent-over brown-skinned lady in a belted shirtdress, his grandmother.
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Mitchum, one of Hollywood's great, taciturn tough guys "was in a caftan muumuu, carrying a purse.
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