caftan

noun caf·tan \ˈkaf-(ˌ)tan\

Definition of caftan

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

Variants of caftan

less commonly

\ˈkaf-(ˌ)tan\

Origin and Etymology of caftan

Russian & Turkish; Russian kaftan, from Turkish, from Persian qaftān


First Known Use: 1591


CAFTAN Defined for English Language Learners

caftan

noun caf·tan \ˈkaf-(ˌ)tan\

Definition of caftan for English Language Learners

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


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