Definitions

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  • n. A loose outer coat or jacket worn by men in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A loose outer garment worn the 16th and 17th centuries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as mandilion.
  • n. Among Moslems, a kind of kerchief, especially one oblong in shape, the short sides worked with gold or colored silk, the rest plain.

Etymologies

Old French mandil; see also Spanish and Portuguese mandil — a coarse apron, a haircloth; all from Arabic منديل (mandiil)—tablecloth, handkerchief, mantle, from Latin mantile, mantele (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the eyes of this mall's planners, a typical Mexican family consists of: a man dressed in full charro gear (hat, tight trousers, matching bolero jacket and a huge belt buckle;) a woman in a maid-style apron (check out her mandil) who is probably someone's maid, and a preppy kid in shorts and cardigan who probably goes to school in the "right side" of the border and wants nothing to do with the other two.

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  • The oriental name for a Persian or Turkish turban

    August 19, 2008