rag·​lan ˈra-glən How to pronounce raglan (audio)
: a loose overcoat with raglan sleeves

Examples of raglan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bodice is a soft raglan material, and the billowy sleeves feature a lacy design that’s both pretty and practical (for air flow, that is). Olivia Young, Travel + Leisure, 13 Sep. 2023 Now 42% Off $21 at Amazon The buttons and two-tone hue on this raglan t-shirt are both major yeses. Emily Shiffer, Women's Health, 25 July 2023 The raglan top is iconic for its contrasting colors. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Peoplemag, 4 May 2023 Baleaf's Long Sleeve Shirt UPF50+ is made from a breathable, lightweight, and quick-drying raglan fabric that provides protection against UVA and UVB rays all day long. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 13 June 2023 The Fixer Upper star recently wore a classic baseball T-shirt, also called a raglan shirt, while showing fans how to bake the peanut butter and chocolate pie from her new Magnolia Table, Volume 3 cookbook. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Peoplemag, 4 May 2023 Comfort lovers, take note of this henley from classic American brand L.L.Bean with raglan sleeves, which doesn’t have those pesky shoulder seams, so there’s no bunching or chafing. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 28 Dec. 2022 This speckled raglan 100 percent merino sweater, made from wool from South America, features ribbing on the neckline, hem, and cuffs. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 9 Dec. 2022 The versatile jacket is oversized and has slouchy raglan sleeves for a stylish take on the classic structured jacket. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


F. J. H. Somerset, Baron Raglan †1855 British field marshal

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of raglan was in 1857

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“Raglan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raglan. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Rag·​lan ˈra-glən How to pronounce Raglan (audio)
1st Baron 1788–1855 FitzRoy James Henry Somerset British field marshal
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