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caftan

or kaf·tan

[ kaf-tan, kaf-tan ]
/ ˈkæf tæn, kæfˈtæn /
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noun

a long garment having long sleeves and tied at the waist by a girdle, worn under a coat in the Middle East.
a long, full, usually collarless robe with wide sleeves that is worn at home for lounging or entertaining or at the beach as a cover-up.

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Origin of caftan

First recorded in 1585–95; from Russian kaftán, from Turkish, from Persian qaftān

OTHER WORDS FROM caftan

caftaned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for caftan

caftan
/ (ˈkæfˌtæn, -ˌtɑːn) /

noun

a variant spelling of kaftan
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