- a short stiff skirt, usually pleated, made of white cotton or linen, worn by men in some parts of the Balkans.
Origin of fustanella
1840–50; < Italian < Modern Greek phoustanélla, diminutive of phoustáni woman's dress < Italian fustagno fustian
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- a white knee-length pleated skirt worn by men in Greece and Albania
Word Origin for fustanella
C19: from Italian, from Modern Greek phoustani, probably from Italian fustagno fustian
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