Yukata meaning

yo͝o-kätə
A lightweight informal kimono, usually made of cotton.
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Origin of yukata

  • Japanese short for yukatabira yu hot water (since it is worn before and after bathing) katabira cloth for a hanging screen, lightweight kimono (originally, one side of a lined kimono) (from kata side, direction) (hira leaf, sheet)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition