Adjective "sarong" definition and examples

(Sarong may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A garment consisting of a long piece of cloth worn wrapped round the body and tucked at the waist or under the armpits, traditionally worn in SE Asia and now also by women in the West.
  1. 'I quickly changed and wrapped my sarong around my waist and headed back out to the deck where everyone else was.'
  2. 'Not expecting visitors, she simply ties a sarong around her waist.'
  3. 'Men and married women wear a loose tunic over a wrapped sarong.'
  4. 'The young women simply wrapped the sarongs around their waists.'
  5. 'Batik-inspired designs are often produced in factories on shirts, sarongs, table cloths, or dresses forming an iconic Malaysian aesthetic.'
  6. 'She wore a bikini with a sarong tied around her waist.'
  7. 'Down by the beach, a skinny man wearing nothing but John Lennon glasses and a bright yellow sarong was dancing around pieces of paper he had displayed on the grass verge.'
  8. 'Never underestimate the versatility of a sarong.'
  9. 'The traditional clothing of the Sinhalese is the sarama, a type of sarong (a wrapped garment).'
  10. 'I can wear the sarong over the bathing suit and go out at night and the t-shirt over a pair of jeans.'

More definitions

1. a loose-fitting skirtlike garment formed by wrapping a strip of cloth around the lower part of the body, worn by both men and women in the Malay Archipelago and certain islands of the Pacific Ocean.

2. a cloth for such garments.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be sarong."


Mid 19th century: Malay, literally ‘sheath’.