Definitions for caftanˈkæf tæn, kæfˈtæn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

caf•tanˈkæf tæn, kæfˈtæn(n.)

or kaf•tan

  1. a long garment with long sleeves, sometimes sashed at the waist, worn in the Middle East.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a long full robe, similar to this, worn for lounging, as beachwear, etc.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of caftan:

1585–95; < Russ kaftán < Turkish < Pers qaftān


Princeton's WordNet

  1. caftan, kaftan(noun)

    a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East

  2. caftan, kaftan(noun)

    a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caftan(noun)

    a garment worn throughout the Levant, consisting of a long gown with sleeves reaching below the hands. It is generally fastened by a belt or sash

  2. Caftan(verb)

    to clothe with a caftan

Translations for caftan

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a type of long flowing dress or robe sometimes brightly-coloured.

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