1882today's wwftd is... cheongsam
- Dec 19, 2013the worthless word for the day is: cheongsam
[fr. Ch. chèuhng-sāam, literally, long gown] /CHON sam/
a long dress of southern Chinese origin with a slit skirt
and a stand-up collar (so that's what that's called)
"A bubbly young Asian lady in a turquoise cheongsam
handed him a laminated menu of services."
- Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice (2012)