A long loose tunic, typically of three-quarter length and slit to the waist at the sides, worn chiefly by women in South Asia.
Other Word Forms
Origin of kameez
- Punjabi Hindi Urdu qamīz all ultimately from Portuguese camisa shirt (influenced by Persian) (Arabic qamīṭ shirt) from Late Latin camisia chemise
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition