choli or cho·lee [choh-lee] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a short-sleeved blouse or bodice, often one exposing part of the midriff, worn by Hindu women in India.

Origin of choli First recorded in 1905–10, choli is from the Hindi word colī Examples from the Web for choli Historical Examples of choli

  • In Sind, Gujarat and other parts of western India it is called a choli.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4


  • British Dictionary definitions for choli choli noun plural -lis

    1. a short-sleeved bodice, as worn by Indian women

    Word Origin for choli from Hindi

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