[kaf-tan, -tuh n, kaf-tan]
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He fumbled and tugged with one hand at the breast of his kaftan.The Scapegoat
The dragoman is exquisitely arrayed, galabeah and kaftan gray-blue, with a pink petticoat, and a white one under that.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
He went to his son and begged that he would humour his mother, who had set her heart on his making a kaftan.
Certainly this kaftan is a very fine one, but I should like to know what master taught this young man how to make clothes.'
Labakan came first and spread out his kaftan before the eyes of the astonished king.
- a long coatlike garment, usually worn with a belt and made of rich fabric, worn in the East
- an imitation of this, worn, esp by women, in the West, consisting of a loose dress with long wide sleeves
C16: from Turkish qaftān
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