- (i, in singular or plural) loose trousers worn in some South Asian or Islamic countries, especially by women
Etymology: From (Urd.) ÅalwÄr (ur-Arab, ÙÙ) > (Pers.) (fa-Arab, ÙÙ) ÅalvÄr.
- 1962: How I longed to have him (my gardener, not my landlord) wear a great big turban, and shalwars, and an ankle bracelet. " Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
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