ka·​ross kə-ˈräs How to pronounce kaross (audio)
: a simple garment or rug of skins used especially by native tribesmen of southern Africa

Word History


Afrikaans karos, from Khoikhoi karo-s, kro-s

First Known Use

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kaross was circa 1731

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Cite this Entry

“Kaross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaross. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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