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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).]



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]


A type of long, loose, brightly colored dress originally worn by Hawaiian women.
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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Further detailing that encounter on her Sirius XM show on Thursday, McCarthy, now 45, explained that she arrived for the audition wearing a muumuu so that the casting crew would pay attention to her face and performance.
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While for her real thought, she will "go barefooted, to discard her stockings, and to wear something like a muumuu or a sari or a sarong--something of that sort--with her hair straight to her shoulders" (10).
I paint my fingernails crayon-red, wrap a towel around my head like her bouffant, tie my sheets around my chest into a chiffon muumuu just like hers .
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