A sandal of a Japanese style, consisting of a flat sole held on the foot by means of a thong anchored in front between the big toe and the toe next to it and passing over the foot.
A flat sandal with thongs, usually made of straw or leather.
Origin of zori
- Japanese zōri from Middle Chinese tshaw´ li´ straw sandal (also the source of Mandarin cǎo lǚ) tshaw´ grass, straw li´ shoe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Japanese è‰å±¥ (zÅri).