Meaning of kameez in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈmiːz/

nounplural noun kameez, plural noun kameezes

  • A long tunic worn by many people from South Asia, typically with a salwar or churidars.

    ‘Mostly into Indian wear, the designs here range from the popular three-piece salwar kameez to Indo-western styles and churidar kameez.’
    • ‘The groom might wear the traditional North Indian dress of a churidar kameez, or tight leggings made of silk or fine cotton, and a long shirt, or opt for a western-style suit.’
    • ‘Put on that pink salwaar kameez we got from India.’
    • ‘It would be absurd to dive into a pool in saree or salvar kameez.’
    • ‘Only in her salwaar kameez, she felt extremely cold and then she remembered that she had argued with her parents about her needing no sweater.’


From Arabic qamīṣ, perhaps from late Latin camisia (see chemise).