Definitions for kaftanˈkæf tæn, kæfˈtæn

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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


  1. kaftan(Noun)

    A long tunic worn in the Eastern Mediterranean.

  2. kaftan(Noun)

    A long dress or shirt similar in style to those worn in the Eastern Mediterranean.

  3. Origin: Via кафтан, from kaftan, from خفتان.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kaftan

    see Caftan


  1. Kaftan

    A kaftan or caftan is a front-buttoned coat or overdress, usually reaching to the ankles, with long sleeves. It can be made of wool, cashmere, silk, or cotton. It may be worn with a sash. It is a variant of the robe or tunic, versions of which have been worn by countless cultures around the world, for thousands of years. The kaftan is associated with Islamic or Islamicate cultures. Kaftans were often worn as court robes; the splendor and specific decorations of the kaftan indicated the rank of the wearer. Sovereigns often gave ornate kaftans as a mark of favor.

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