[ dohl-muhn, dol- ]
/ ˈdoʊl mən, ˈdɒl- /
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noun, plural dol·mans.
a woman's mantle with capelike arm pieces instead of sleeves.
a long outer robe worn by Turks.
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Origin of dolman

1575–85; syncopated variant of doliman, dolyman<Turkish dolaman (obsolete), derivative of dolamak to wind round
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British Dictionary definitions for dolman

/ (ˈdɒlmən) /

noun plural -mans
a long Turkish outer robe
Also called: dolman jacket a hussar's jacket worn slung over the shoulder
a woman's cloak with voluminous capelike sleeves

Word Origin for dolman

C16: via French from German Dolman, from Turkish dolaman a winding round, from dolamak to wind
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