rag·​lan | \ ˈra-glən How to pronounce raglan (audio) \

Definition of raglan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a loose overcoat with raglan sleeves


biographical name
Rag·​lan | \ ˈra-glən How to pronounce Raglan (audio) \

Definition of Raglan (Entry 2 of 2)

1st Baron 1788–1855 FitzRoy James Henry Somerset British field marshal

Examples of raglan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Baja East's favorite silhouettes -- harem and palazzo pants, oversized sweatshirts, and raglan t-shirts -- still reign supreme in their latest offering that heavily features coral, blue and fringe detailing. Nicole Saunders, Billboard, "Janelle Monaé Shuts Down Ralph Lauren, Christian Siriano Goes Pop & More of NYFW's Best Music Moments," 13 Sep. 2019 Zhong Chuxi wears a great-looking navy peacoat with the raglan shoulders and rounded sleeves of Ghesquière’s Spring 2019 outing. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Who Needs a Runway? Nicolas Ghesquière Hires an A-List Power Posse For His Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall Lookbook," 14 Jan. 2019 Acne’s new range includes the requisite diner musts—hoodies, raglan tees, and baseball caps—printed with kitschy graphics like black lipstick and a melting ice cube with a single red cherry. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Acne Studios’s Diner-Inspired Collection Is Damn Good Stuff," 1 Nov. 2017 Choose between nautical blue prints, boatneck dresses, and French terry tops with raglan sleeves and notched collars (plus, pockets!). Kristin Auble, CNT, "How to Shop for Sun Protective Clothing This Summer," 25 July 2017 Classic raglan baby cardi, spruced up with some lacy leaves down the front. Mary Mooney, OregonLive.com, "Ravelry roundup: Love otters? Here's one you can knit!," 18 May 2017 T-shirts and tanks for $5-10, sweaters and raglan sleeves for $10-15. Marla Jo Fisher, Orange County Register, "Sample sales, DNA tests, free opera, free camping and more," 19 Mar. 2017 The oversized raglan-sleeve hoodie will retail for $1,119.60, the double-sleeve hoodie for $971, socks will be $102.80, the cap will be $285.60 and the long-sleeve T-shirt is $719.70. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Vetements Is Teaming Up With Tommy Hilfiger to Sell $285 Caps," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of raglan


1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raglan


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

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