dolman sleeve

dol·​man sleeve | \ ˈdōl-mən- How to pronounce dolman sleeve (audio) , ˈdȯl-, ˈdäl- \

Definition of dolman sleeve

: a sleeve very wide at the armhole and tight at the wrist often cut in one piece with the bodice

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First Known Use of dolman sleeve

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dolman sleeve

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

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“Dolman sleeve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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