chunni

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chunni (plural chunnis)

  1. A long scarf worn by South Asian women.
    • 2007 September 4, Tanzina Vega, “An Unorthodox Cabby on a Path Less Traveled”, New York Times:
      She no longer wears the scarf, called a chunni, while she works.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 1:
      Her head was covered with a green and yellow bandhani chunni which was tucked into the cleavage of her blouse.

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