or pareo noun Etymology: Tahitian Date: 1860 a wraparound skirt usually made from a rectangular piece of printed cloth and worn by men and women throughout Polynesia

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  • pareu — parèu m. paire; couple. Un parèu d uous : deux œufs. A pareu, a cha pareu : par couple. « La danso finido vendren a parèu dedins la bastido. » Ch. Rieu …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • pareu — [pä′rā o͞o΄] n. [Tahitian] a long, colorful wraparound skirt worn by Polynesian men and women: the Tahitian equivalent of the Samoan lava lava …   English World dictionary

  • pareu — lavalava la va*la va (l[aum] v[.a]*l[aum] v[.a]), n. A printed cloth garment resembling a skirt or kilt, worn as the principle garment by both men and women in Polynesia, especialy in Samoa; called also {pareu}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pareu — Pareo Jeune fille de Rimatara, en Polynésie française, portant un pareo (1887) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pareu — /pahr ay ooh /, n. 1. lavalava. 2. Also, pareo. a length of cloth, esp. of a brightly colored print, wrapped on the body like a lavalava and worn by women as a cover up, skirt, dress, or the like. [1855 60; < Tahitian] * * * …   Universalium

  • pareu — n. Polynesian sarong …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pareu —    See lavalava …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • pareu — [ pα:reɪu:] (also pareo) noun a kind of Polynesian sarong. Origin from Tahitian …   English new terms dictionary

  • pareu — pa·reu …   English syllables

  • pareu — pa•re•u [[t]ˈpɑr eɪˌu[/t]] n. pl. re•us 1) clo lavalava 2) clo Also, pareo a length of usu. brightly colored cloth worn by women as a cover up, skirt, dress, or the like. • Etymology: 1855–60; < Tahitian …   From formal English to slang

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