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caftan

or kaf·tan

[ kaf-tan, kaf-tan ]

noun

  1. a long garment having long sleeves and tied at the waist by a girdle, worn under a coat in the Middle East.
  2. 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.


caftan

/ ˈkæfˌtæn; -ˌtɑːn /

noun

  1. See kaftan
    a variant spelling of kaftan


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Other Words From

  • caftaned adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of caftan1

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

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Example Sentences

For example, we recently launched a vintage caftan collection, which was enormously popular.

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Madonna can keep her patterned caftan, and the models can enjoy their facemasks.

Chicken Bitches, now in a neon yellow bow wig and floral caftan, announces the final round: talent.

Those Turks, male and female, who are descended from Mahomet, have either a green caftan or a green turban.

Azraele now took her gay Persian shawl from her waist and made ready to lay aside her caftan.

In the middle came the Prince himself in long, princely caftan with ermine bordered cap,—the sceptre in his hand.

And now he swears he will grant me no more time; that he will have the caftan off my back if I do not raise the thousand rubles.

Frau Elsbeth trembled with fear as soon as the Jew, in his dirty caftan, appeared at the gate.

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