[dohl-muh n, dol-]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for dolman
His cropped leather jackets with their dolman sleeves were perfectly proportioned over his attenuated, back-slit skirts.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Are Designers Bashing Women?
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Wool lace blouses with dolman sleeves topped slim matching skirts in shades of pea green and mauve.Rodarte Channels Australia In Fall Show for New York Fashion Week
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"But it was racing injured the horse's leg," interposed Dolman.
Crane shifted in his chair, and Dolman coughed deprecatingly.
"And the Rev. Dolman,—you've left him out," added the father.
There was no light whatever in Dolman's; but they were early people.Put Yourself in His Place
He felt in the breast of his dolman for the packet, adjusted his sabre, and turned to Lorraine.Lorraine
Robert W. Chambers
- 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
C16: via French from German Dolman, from Turkish dolaman a winding round, from dolamak to wind