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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.
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