kaross

[kuh-ros]

Origin of kaross

1725–35; < Afrikaans karos, probably < Khoikhoi
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Examples from the Web for kaross

Historical Examples of kaross

  • On the further side of her, just by the fire, lay little Tota, wrapped in a kaross.

    Allan's Wife

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Then he called some of his men, and they carried me in a kaross to this place.

    Swallow

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Women were there, too, watching for the signal, which was to be the waving of a kaross by a chief.

  • The kaross was fastened on the right shoulder, leaving the arm free.

    Jasper Lyle

    Harriet Ward

  • Here Cetewayo, who had been about to speak, threw the corner of his kaross over his face.

    Child of Storm

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for kaross

kaross

noun
  1. a garment of skins worn by indigenous peoples in southern Africa

Word Origin for kaross

C18: from Afrikaans karos, perhaps from Dutch kuras, from French cuirasse cuirass
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