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kaftan

[kaf-tan, -tuh n, kaf-tan] /ˈkæf tæn, -tən, kæfˈtæn/
noun
1.
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  • On festive occasions he wears a skull cap and a kaftan that give him an appearance of bourgeois solidity.
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kaftan

/ˈkæftæn; -ˌtɑːn/
noun
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
Word Origin
C16: from Turkish qaftān
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Encyclopedia Article for kaftan

caftan

man's full-length garment of ancient Mesopotamian origin, worn throughout the Middle East. It is usually made of cotton or silk or a combination of the two

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