- A kind of loose robe or gown tied with a sash, worn as a traditional outer garment by Japanese women and men. Women may wear it with a broad sash called an obi, having a large bow in the back. At present (1998), most Japanese wear it only at home or on ceremonial occasions, western-style clothing being more common in the workplace.
- A similar gown worn as a dressing gown by women of Western nations.
Etymology: Jap., article of clothing, fr. ki to wear + mono thing