dolman sleeve


dol·​man sleeve ˈdōl-mən- How to pronounce dolman sleeve (audio)
: a sleeve very wide at the armhole and tight at the wrist often cut in one piece with the bodice

Examples of dolman sleeve in a Sentence

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Word History


French dolman coat with dolman sleeves, from German Dolman or Hungarian dolmány, from Turkish dolama, a Turkish robe

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dolman sleeve was in 1934

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“Dolman sleeve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

dolman sleeve

dol·​man sleeve ˌdōl-mən- How to pronounce dolman sleeve (audio)
: a sleeve that is very wide at the armhole and tight at the wrist

from French dolman "a woman's coat with dolman sleeves," derived from Turkish dolama "a robe (in the Turkish style)"

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