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Definition of "kaftan" []

  • Variant of caftan. (noun)
  • A long coatlike garment, usually worn with a belt and made of rich fabric, worn in the East (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.

  • An imitation of this, worn, esp by women, in the West, consisting of a loose dress with long wide sleeves (noun)

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Use "kaftan" in a sentence
  • "Look, my honoured mother, if this kaftan is not a masterpiece."
  • "Later, she admitted she was "mortified" when Ramona told a top kaftan designer she didn't like kaftans and wanted to show a lot of cleavage."
  • "In fashion circles, it is usually accepted that women the shape and size of Elizabeth Taylor are not merely poor role models who should never be allowed outside a kaftan, but actively dangerous to thin people's health."