noun \ˈkaf-(ˌ)tan\

: a long piece of clothing with long sleeves that is worn by men in countries that are just east of the Mediterranean Sea

Full Definition of CAFTAN

:  a usually cotton or silk ankle-length garment with long sleeves that is common throughout the Levant

Variants of CAFTAN

caf·tan also kaf·tan \ˈkaf-(ˌ)tan\

Origin of CAFTAN

Russian & Turkish; Russian kaftan, from Turkish, from Persian qaftān
First Known Use: 1591


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