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balmacaan

[bal-muh-kan, -kahn] /ˌbæl məˈkæn, -ˈkɑn/
noun
1.
a loose-fitting, somewhat flared, single-breasted overcoat, often of tweed and having raglan sleeves, originally worn by men.
Origin of balmacaan
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; after Balmacaan near Inverness, Scotland
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  • He wore a balmacaan of Scotch tweed and carried a round, plush hat.

    Seven Miles to Arden

    Ruth Sawyer
  • There was the balmacaan coat and the round plush hat; and to Patsy, impulsive and heart-strong, it sufficed.

    Seven Miles to Arden

    Ruth Sawyer
British Dictionary definitions for balmacaan

balmacaan

/ˌbælməˈkɑːn/
noun
1.
a man's knee-length loose flaring overcoat with raglan sleeves
Word Origin
C19: after Balmacaan, near Inverness, Scotland
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