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cheongsam (plural cheongsams)
- A tight-fitting formal woman's dress, usually brightly coloured, patterned and/or embroidered, with a split at the thigh; a qipao.
- (Hong Kong) A plain coloured, tight-fitting dress with a short split at the thigh, worn as a school uniform by schoolgirls.
- A long formal dress-like garment or robe worn by Asian men, in English usually rendered as changshan.
qipao — see qipao