dol·​man | \ ˈdōlmən, ˈdȯl-, ˈdäl- \
plural -s

Definition of dolman

1 : a long robe with sleeves worn by Turks
2a : a woman's wrap like a cape in vogue in the 19th century with wide sleeves cut in one piece with the body
b : a woman's coat or jacket with similarly wide sleeves
3 [German, from Turkish dolama] : a short jacket distinctive of many hussar uniforms usually worn slung across one shoulder and fastened with a cord or chain

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History and Etymology for dolman

alteration of earlier doliman, from French, from Turkish dolama, literally, act of winding, from dolamak to wind

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“Dolman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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