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Definition of kaftan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    kaftan

     noun
    (also caftan) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkæftæn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæftæn//
     
     
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  1. 1a long loose piece of clothing, usually with a belt at the waist, worn by men in Arab countries
  2. 2a woman’s long loose dress with long wide sleeves
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Turkish, from Persian k̲aftān, partly influenced by French cafetan.
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