kaross

[kuh-ros]
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noun

a cloak or rug of animal skins used in southern Africa.

Nearby words

  1. karol,
  2. karoline,
  3. karoo,
  4. karoro,
  5. karoshi,
  6. karpas,
  7. karpov,
  8. karpov, anatoly,
  9. karrer,
  10. karri

Origin of kaross

1725–35; < Afrikaans karos, probably < Khoikhoi

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British Dictionary definitions for kaross

kaross

noun

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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