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Traditional clothing from around the world

dress

noun

the clothes that are typical of a particular place, time in history, or occasion

kilt

noun

a type of traditional Scottish clothing, similar to a skirt, worn by men. Kilts are made of woollen cloth in a pattern called tartan.

kimono

noun

a type of traditional Japanese clothing, like a long coat with wide sleeves

loincloth

noun

a piece of cloth that men in some hot countries wear to cover the part of their body below the waist

national costume

noun

the traditional clothes that are worn by people of a particular country on special occasions

national dress

noun

national costume

plaid

noun

a piece of cloth with a pattern of squares worn over the shoulder and across the chest as part of Scottish national dress

sporran

noun

a small furry bag that hangs in front of a man’s kilt as part of traditional Scottish dress

tam-o’-shanter

noun

a Scottish hat made of cloth. It has a flat top with a ball of wool called a pompom in the middle.

tartan

noun

cloth or clothes with a tartan pattern

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