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

 

samfu

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsæmfuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæmfuː//
 
(from Chinese)
 
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a light suit consisting of a jacket with a high collar and loose trousers/pants, worn by Chinese women Word Origin 1950s: from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) shaam foò, from shaam ‘coat’ + foò ‘trousers’.