fustanella

fustanella

[fuhs-tuh-nel-uh, foo-stuh-]
noun
a short stiff skirt, usually pleated, made of white cotton or linen, worn by men in some parts of the Balkans.
Also, fustinella.


Origin:
1840–50; < Italian < Modern Greek phoustanélla, diminutive of phoustáni woman's dress < Italian fustagno fustian

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fustanella or fustanelle (ˌfʌstəˈnɛlə)
 
n
a white knee-length pleated skirt worn by men in Greece and Albania
 
[C19: from Italian, from Modern Greek phoustani, probably from Italian fustagnofustian]
 
fustanelle or fustanelle
 
n
 
[C19: from Italian, from Modern Greek phoustani, probably from Italian fustagnofustian]

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