bal·​ma·​caan ˌbal-mə-ˈkan How to pronounce balmacaan (audio)
: a loose single-breasted overcoat usually having raglan sleeves and a short turnover collar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional overcoats have enjoyed something of a boomlet in the last few years, with once-obscure models like the polo coat or the balmacaan sliding over sport coats and hooded sweatshirts alike. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 31 Jan. 2023 The reversible balmacaan, which was originally made for J. Press by Burberry, soon became a best-seller at the haberdasher’s collegiate and city locations. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 7 Dec. 2021

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Word History


Balmacaan, estate near Inverness, Scotland

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balmacaan was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Balmacaan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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