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Definition of the noun ao dai

What does ao dai mean as a name of something?


  1. the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back; the tunic is worn over trousers
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: attire / dress / garb = clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

Alternative definition of the noun ao dai


  1. A two panelled dress, worn by Vietnamese women as a national costume.


"Ao dai" is a book by Xuan Phuong.

  • also known as "Ao dai: my war, my country, my Vietnam"


Ao dai: The áo dài is a Vietnamese national costume, now most commonly worn by women. In its current form, it is a tight-fitting silk tunic worn over pants. The word is pronounced in the North and in the South. Áo classifies the item as a piece of clothing on the upper part of the body. Dài means "long".

  • also known as Áo dài

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ao dai

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Google previewThe Complete Costume Dictionary (2011)

by Elizabeth J. Lewandowski

URUGUAY bombachas UZBEKISTAN chupp aun khalat VIETNAM ao ao ba-ba ao ba-oo-suy ao b'anh-to ao bo ao b6ng ao cam-bao ao canh ao ca-sa ao choang ao c6c ao cut ao da ao dai ao 6ai-trao ao da-le ao 6an ao dau ao 6i mura ao ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of World Ballet (2015)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Arabesque Vietnam showcased the ao dai, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

Many Tet celebrations include beauty pageants in which young women wear the national dress, called Ao Dai. The Ao Dai is a full-length. 1258 Vietnamese Communities.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

ao dai /ˈaʊ ˌdʌɪ/ 7noun (pl. ao dais) a Vietnamese woman's long-sleeved tunic with ankle-length panels at front and back, worn over trousers. – origin 1960s: Vietnamese. A-OK (also A-okay) N. Amer. informal 7adjective in good order or ...

Google previewAsian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History [3 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History by Xiaojian Zhao, Edward J.W. Park Ph.D.

Pageants stressed the ability of young Vietnamese women to bridge the traditional Vietnamese sensibilities and the modern West, to remarkably represent authentic Vietnameseness by wearing the ao dai, the traditional dress for Vietnamese ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

ao dai owdi.n a traditional Vietnamese, long, high-necked tunic for women, slit to the waist at the sides, worn over trousers. [Viet] AOKaWwv: all items satisfactory. AOL (coniput) ahhrev: America ...

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