Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See caftan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See caftan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A long tunic worn in the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • noun A long dress or shirt similar in style to those worn in the Eastern Mediterranean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
  • noun a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant

Etymologies

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Via Russian кафтан, from Turkish kaftan, from Persian خفتان (xaftân).

Examples

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  • I used to make kaftans for my husband. However, they have long been passe in this neck of the woods.

    July 3, 2007