kimono ki*mo"no (k[i^]*m[=o]"n[=o]; Jap. k[i^]m"[=o]*n[=o]), n.; pl. {-nos} (k[i^]*m[=o]"n[=o]z). [Jap., article of clothing, fr. ki to wear + mono thing.] 1. A kind of loose robe or gown tied with a sash, worn as a traditional outer garment by Japanese women and men. Women may wear it with a broad sash called an {obi}, having a large bow in the back. At present (1998), most Japanese wear it only at home or on ceremonial occasions, western-style clothing being more common in the workplace. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

2. A similar gown worn as a dressing gown by women of Western nations. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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