Meaning of yukata in English:


Pronunciation /jʊˈkata/

nounplural noun yukata, plural noun yukatas

  • A light cotton kimono.

    ‘The kimonos and yukatas are for sale in heaps of colours and styles.’
    • ‘I will be wearing a yukata.’
    • ‘Now back in my room in my cotton yukata and nothing else I steam, I generate indoor clouds, I am a walking demonstration of infra-red.’
    • ‘My sister sent me a birthday present - a gorgeous silky yukata (summer kimono), and some funky kimono fabric cuts she bought at the Asakusa markets.’
    • ‘Dressed in her yukata, Rei stepped out and closed the door behind her.’
    • ‘She wore a purple yukata that was tied at the waist with a thin black obi.’
    • ‘The green satin obi was matched perfectly with the different colours of her yukata.’
    • ‘Yuki's cheeks turned as pink as her winter yukata.’
    • ‘Aiko blushed heavily as she quickly donned a yukata.’
    • ‘His arms were folded in front of him inside the yukata.’
    • ‘Megumi questioned as she watched Rei in a loose yukata leaving through the gate.’
    • ‘The ninja reached down into the folds of my yukata and extracted the letter from an inside pocket.’
    • ‘She then looked down to her body and found that she was wearing a white yukata.’
    • ‘Her yukata was large on her, but still clung to her curves where the obi tied around her waist.’
    • ‘The only problem is it's been ten years since Hiromi last wore her yukata and she doesn't know how to tie mine.’
    • ‘The ones I loved most were the glossy red yukata and the green Spanish dancing dress.’
    • ‘Guests are encouraged to sign up early for yukata and karaoke contests, as the number of contestants is limited.’
    • ‘Gather lots of old ladies in yukata in a circle around aforementioned tower’


Japanese, from yu ‘hot water’ (because originally worn indoors after a bath) + kata(bira) ‘light kimono’.