- a loose-fitting, somewhat flared, single-breasted overcoat, often of tweed and having raglan sleeves, originally worn by men.
Origin of balmacaan
First recorded in 1915–20; after Balmacaan near Inverness, Scotland
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Examples from the Web for balmacaan
He wore a Balmacaan of Scotch tweed and carried a round, plush hat.
There was the Balmacaan coat and the round plush hat; and to Patsy, impulsive and heart-strong, it sufficed.
- a man's knee-length loose flaring overcoat with raglan sleeves
C19: after Balmacaan, near Inverness, Scotland