Afghan

noun
Af·​ghan | \ ˈaf-ˌgan How to pronounce Afghan (audio) also -gən \

Definition of Afghan

1a(1) : pashtun
(2) : pashto
b : a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
2 not capitalized : a blanket or shawl of colored yarn knitted or crocheted in strips or squares
3 not capitalized : a Turkoman carpet of large size and long pile woven in geometric designs

Other Words from Afghan

Afghan or Afghani \ af-​ˈga-​nē How to pronounce Afghan (audio) , -​ˈgä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Afghan

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

History and Etymology for Afghan

borrowed from Persian afghān "Pashtun"

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“Afghan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afghan. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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Afghan

noun
Af·​ghan | \ ˈaf-ˌgan How to pronounce Afghan (audio) \

Kids Definition of Afghan

1 : a person born or living in Afghanistan
2 not capitalized : a blanket or shawl made of colored wool or cotton knitted or crocheted into patterns

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