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MuuMuus a.k.a. Moo-Moos Diane J DJ Lost dianejmsn@hotmail.com In the 1950s, American women who wanted to wear something
loose and comfortable often slipped into a muumuu. A what? It
was a shapeless, beltless dress, originally introduced by
missionaries into Hawaii. They figured that the native women
would look better even in muumuus than in what they had been
wearing, which was nothing.

And why were the dresses called muumuus? It's said that muumuu
is Hawaiian for "cut off," applied to the dress because it
seemed to just abruptly end at the neck. But I still firmly
believe that Hawaiians were simply quoting a local cow with a
repetition compulsion.



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