Top Definition
A high-necked, narrow-cut dress, often made out of silk or brocade. The best examples have "frog" closures and are slit up both sides of the skirt.

Originally from China; the term literally means "banner dress." Also known as a cheongsam.
"My wedding dress will be an ivory silk qipao—no two ways about it!"
by Qit January 12, 2004
tradition chinese dress
She was wearing a beautiful jade green qipao
by Yukira Tsurama June 24, 2003
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