- the principal garment of men and women in the Malay Archipelago, the East Indies, etc., consisting of a long strip of cloth, often brightly colored and printed, worn like a skirt
- cotton cloth for such garments
Origin of sarongMalay sarung, literally , sheath
- A garment consisting of a length of cloth that is wrapped around the body and tied at the waist or below the armpits, worn by men and women in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Pacific islands.
- A length of cloth that is wrapped around the waist and tied, worn by women as a skirt.
Origin of sarongMalay (kain) sarong, covering (cloth), sarong.