Origin of caftan
Examples from the Web for caftan
The Sultan had plainly written to him that he was to wear this caftan.The Slaves of the Padishah|Mr Jkai
A man in a caftan opened the door, and mechanically raised his forefinger to bid her enter without noise.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
No shirt was to be seen under the caftan, and he had no hat on his head.
The caftan was worn by the upper and middle classes in Russia till the time of Peter the Great, when it was generally discarded.
He loves the sun, and the Rebbe hangs his caftan across the window, and the Cheder is darkened, so that it oppresses the soul.Yiddish Tales|Various
British Dictionary definitions for caftan
Word Origin and History for caftan
1590s, "long tunic worn in Turkey, etc.," from Turkish qaftan (also in Arabic), from Persian khaftan. As a similar shirt or dress style in the West, it is attested from c.1955.