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[bal-muh-kan, -kahn]
  1. a loose-fitting, somewhat flared, single-breasted overcoat, often of tweed and having raglan sleeves, originally worn by men.
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Origin of balmacaan

First recorded in 1915–20; after Balmacaan near Inverness, Scotland
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Historical Examples of balmacaan

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for balmacaan


  1. a man's knee-length loose flaring overcoat with raglan sleeves
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Word Origin for balmacaan

C19: after Balmacaan, near Inverness, Scotland
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