noun Etymology: Hawaiian mu'umu'u, from mu'umu'u cut off Date: 1923 a loose often long dress having bright colors and patterns and adapted from the dresses originally distributed by missionaries to the native women of Hawaii

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  • muumuu — (n.) also muu muu, 1923, from Hawaiian mu u mu u, lit. cut off, name given to the local adaptation of the dresses given to Island women by early 19c. Christian missionaries in the early days when a few flowers sufficed for a garment [Don Blanding …   Etymology dictionary

  • muumuu — ☆ muumuu [mo͞o′mo͞o΄ ] n. [Haw mu umu u, lit., cut off: so named to distinguish it from other garment styles with yokes and long sleeves] a full, long, loose garment for women, usually in a bright print as originally worn in Hawaii …   English World dictionary

  • Muumuu — Woman wearing brightly colored muʻumuʻu The muumuu or muʻumuʻu (English pronunciation: /ˈmuːmuː/) is a loose dress of Hawaiian origin[1] that hang …   Wikipedia

  • Muumuu — Artículo o sección sin relevancia enciclopédica aparente: el asunto o la redacción inducen a creer que debería ser borrado. Por favor, añade argumentos o edita el artículo, según corresponda, y añade referencias a fuentes fiables e independientes …   Wikipedia Español

  • Muumuu — Eine Sängerin (rechts) trägt ein Muʻumuʻu Das Muʻumuʻu (IPA: /ˈmumu/) ist ein traditionelles hawaiʻianisches Kleid, das locker und weder mit Bund noch anderweitig körperbetont geschnitten ist und hängt so von den Schultern herab. Ursprünglich von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • muumuu —    (moo moo) [Hawaiian] In Hawaii, a long, loose, flowing woman’s garment, gathered at the neckline, usually made of bright colored cotton; a housedress in similar style.    She celebrated her 85th birthday in a brilliant muumuu with matching… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • muumuu — /mooh mooh /, n. 1. a long, loose hanging dress, usually brightly colored or patterned, worn esp. by Hawaiian women. 2. a similar dress worn as a housedress. [1920 25; < Hawaiian mu umu u name of the dress, lit., cut off; so called because it… …   Universalium

  • muumuu — noun A long loose fitting dress made of lightweight fabric printed with bright, stylized Hawaiian themes (such as flowers and palm branches) …   Wiktionary

  • muumuu —  Loose fitting Hawaiian dress …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • muumuu — muːmuː n. Hawaiian dress for women, housedress …   English contemporary dictionary

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