noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) chèuhng-sāam, literally, long gown Date: 1952 a dress of Southern Chinese origin with a slit skirt and a mandarin collar

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  • Cheongsam — For the male version, see changshan. Two women wear cheongsam in this 1930s Shanghai advertisement. The cheongsam   …   Wikipedia

  • Cheongsam — Zwei junge Frauen in der Mode der 1930er Jahre. Das Cheongsam (chinesisch 長衫 changshan „langes Hemd“) oder auch Qipao (chinesisch 旗袍) ist ein traditionelles chinesisches Frauen Kleidungsstück mit typischen Merkmalen: hoch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cheongsam — UK [tʃɒŋˈsæm] / US [ˈtʃɔŋˌsɑm] noun [countable] Word forms cheongsam : singular cheongsam plural cheongsams a tight silk dress with a high neck, short sleeves, and a slit (= long narrow space) on each side by the leg that is worn by Chinese and… …   English dictionary

  • cheongsam — noun A long formal dress like garment worn by Asian men, the equivalent of a woman’s qipao. In Hong Kong, the cheongsam is also worn by women. Syn: qipao …   Wiktionary

  • cheongsam — /chawng sahm /, n. a form fitting, knee length dress with a mandarin collar and slit skirt, worn chiefly by Oriental women. [1955 60; < Chin dial. (Guangdong) chèuhngsaam, equiv. to Chin chángshan long dress] * * * …   Universalium

  • cheongsam — [tʃɪɒŋ sam, tʃɒŋ ] noun a straight, close fitting silk dress with a high neck and slit skirt, worn by Chinese and Indonesian women. Origin Chin. (Cantonese dialect) …   English new terms dictionary

  • cheongsam — cheong·sam …   English syllables

  • cheongsam — cheong•sam [[t]ˈtʃɔŋˈsɑm[/t]] n. clo a knee length dress with a mandarin collar and slit skirt, worn in East Asia • Etymology: 1955–60; < Chin dial. (Guangdong) chèuhngsāam < Chin chángshān lit., long dress …   From formal English to slang

  • cheongsam — /tʃɒŋˈsæm/ (say chong sam) noun a Chinese style dress, which is cut very straight and has a high collar and often a slit up one side of the skirt. {Cantonese, equivalent to Mandarin cháng shān long jacket} …   Australian English dictionary

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