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Definition of "caftan" []

  • A full-length garment with elbow-length or long sleeves, worn chiefly in eastern Mediterranean countries. (noun)
  • A westernized version of this garment consisting of a loose, usually brightly colored waist-length or ankle-length tunic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caftan" in a sentence
  • "Actually, a caftan was the solution; one could dress it up with jewels better than pajamas."
  • "I understand that the caftan is a traditional Indian garment, or at least I think it is."
  • "Actually, I think you can tell a person's age by their term for that dress--being from the generation that wore it in the 70's as a "caftan", that's the term I would use."