[dohl-muh n, dol-]

noun, plural dol·mans.

a woman's mantle with capelike arm pieces instead of sleeves.
a long outer robe worn by Turks.

Origin of dolman

1575–85; syncopated variant of doliman, dolyman < Turkish dolaman (obsolete), derivative of dolamak to wind round Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of dolman

Historical Examples of dolman

  • Crane shifted in his chair, and Dolman coughed deprecatingly.


    W. A. Fraser

  • "But it was racing injured the horse's leg," interposed Dolman.


    W. A. Fraser

  • "And the Rev. Dolman,—you've left him out," added the father.


    W. A. Fraser

  • There was no light whatever in Dolman's; but they were early people.

  • He felt in the breast of his dolman for the packet, adjusted his sabre, and turned to Lorraine.


    Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for dolman


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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