American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of caftan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See caftan.
- n. A long tunic worn in the Eastern Mediterranean.
- n. A long dress or shirt similar in style to those worn in the Eastern Mediterranean.
GNU Webster's 1913
- See caftan.
- n. a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
- n. a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant
- Via Russian кафтан, from Turkish kaftan, from Persian خفتان (xaftân). (Wiktionary)
“Look, my honoured mother, if this kaftan is not a masterpiece.”
“Later, she admitted she was "mortified" when Ramona told a top kaftan designer she didn't like kaftans and wanted to show a lot of cleavage.”
“In fashion circles, it is usually accepted that women the shape and size of Elizabeth Taylor are not merely poor role models who should never be allowed outside a kaftan, but actively dangerous to thin people's health.”
“This rare find ended up becoming a spectacular kaftan for my annual Pride fÃªte.”
“A kaftan that appeared to have been made from a starched white menswear shirt and a nubby, pointy-hooded robe-dress had a rugged Berber feel, while a quilted vest seemed to look to the Mongolian highlands for inspiration.”
“Jessica Stam, with legs decorated with butterflies Sui's signature, wore a floral kaftan and a rose-print chiffon romper, and Caroline Trentini wore a butterfly-and-hydrangea-print jumpsuit.”
“More tastefully laid-back options for short, sexy beachwear come from Toast ( www.toast.co.uk )—try the "Binnie" beach dress, £99—and the White Company ( www.thewhitecompany.com )—linen kaftan, £75.”
“Examples of such articles include those which ask "fashion insiders" for their "holiday packing tips", which tend to focus more on name-dropping one's friends and self-promotion than, you know, packing tips ( "My daytime wardrobe consists of a Temperley London kaftan, £1,950," Alice Temperley, Harper's Bazaar.)”
“I'm going to buy you that kaftan," I say to my wife, pointing afinger skyward.”
“The last lot is a kaftan of many colours, which is hanging from atent rail behind the auctioneer.”
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