Definition of


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

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Synonyms of Caftan


Alternate forms of Caftan

Hypernyms: cloak, dress, frock

Origin of the word Caftan

  1. 1590s, "long tunic worn in Turkey, etc.," from Turk. qaftan, (also in Arabic), from Persian khaftan. As a similar shirt or dress style in the West, it is attested from c.1965. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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