caftan

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkæftæn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkæftæn, kæfˈtæn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kaftan, kaf tan)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
caf•tan or kaf•tan /ˈkæftæn, kæfˈtæn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Clothinga long garment with long sleeves, sometimes with a sash at the waist, worn chiefly in the Middle East.
caf•taned, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
caf•tan  (kaftan, kaf tan),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Clothinga long garment having long sleeves and tied at the waist by a girdle, worn under a coat in the Middle East.
  2. Clothinga long, full, usually collarless robe with wide sleeves that is worn at home for lounging or entertaining or at the beach as a cover-up.
Also,  kaftan.  caftaned, adj. 
  • Persian qaftān
  • Turkish
  • Russian kaftán
  • 1585–95

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
caftan /ˈkæfˌtæn -ˌtɑːn/ n
  1. a variant spelling of kaftan
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
kaf•tan  (kaftan, -tən, kaf tan),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Clothingcaftan.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
kaftan, caftan /ˈkæftæn -ˌtɑːn/ n
  1. a long coatlike garment, usually worn with a belt and made of rich fabric, worn in the East
  2. an imitation of this, worn, esp by women, in the West, consisting of a loose dress with long wide sleeves
Etymology: 16th Century: from Turkish qaftān
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