Afghan

[ af-gan, -guh n ]
/ ˈæf gæn, -gən /

noun

Also Afghani. a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan.
(lowercase) a soft woolen blanket, crocheted or knitted, usually in a geometric pattern.
Also called Afghan hound. one of a breed of swift hunting hounds having a long, narrow head and a long, silky coat.

adjective

of Afghanistan or its people or language.

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British Dictionary definitions for afghan (1 of 2)

afghan
/ (ˈæfɡæn, -ɡən) /

noun

a knitted or crocheted wool blanket or shawl, esp one with a geometric pattern
a sheepskin coat, often embroidered and having long fur trimming around the edges

Word Origin for afghan

from Afghanistan

British Dictionary definitions for afghan (2 of 2)

Afghan

Afghani (æfˈɡænɪ, -ˈɡɑː-)

/ (ˈæfɡæn, -ɡən) /

noun

a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Afghanistan
another name for Pashto
history an Indian camel driver employed in the outback of Australia

adjective

denoting or relating to Afghanistan, its people, or their language
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