Definition of cheongsam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//tʃɒŋˈsæm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːŋsæm//
(from Chinese)
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a straight, tightly fitting silk dress with a high neck and short sleeves and an opening at the bottom on each side, worn by women from China and Indonesia Word OriginChinese (Cantonese dialect).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cheongsam