dolman

noun dol·man \ˈdōlmən, ˈdȯl-, ˈdäl-\

Definition of dolman

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a long robe with sleeves worn by Turks

  2. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of dolman

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


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