What does caftan mean?

caftan meaning in General Dictionary

To clothe with a caftan

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  • A garment worn for the Levant composed of a lengthy dress with sleeves achieving underneath the arms its generally fastened by a belt or sash
  • a lady's dress design that imitates the caftan cloaks donned by men within the Near East
  • a (cotton fiber or silk) cloak with complete sleeves and sash reaching down seriously to the legs; donned by males within the Levant
  • A garment used throughout the Levant, comprising a lengthy gown with sleeves achieving below the fingers. It's generally fastened by a buckle or sash.
  • To clothe with a caftan.

caftan meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "long tunic worn in chicken, etc.," from Turkish qaftan (additionally in Arabic), from Persian khaftan. As an identical shirt or dress design within the western, its attested from c.1955.

Sentence Examples with the word caftan

Gladys, bedecked in an orange caftan and a fox fur jacket, smiled a knowing smile to Cynthia and was gone.

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