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Kaftan

noun
1.
A woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East.  Synonym: caftan.
2.
A (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant.  Synonym: caftan.






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"Kaftan" Quotes from Famous Books



... heavy door and locked and bolted it. They heard the car snort and move away as the heavy bolts scrooped in their ancient grooves of stone. But, as they glanced back, towards the entrance, the imperturbable attendant in the black kaftan waved them forward to where another man, exactly like himself in feature, colouring and costume, waited as imperturbably on the threshold of a larger hall beyond. On its right-hand doorpost was affixed a cylinder of metal repoussee with an oval piece of glass on that something like a ...
— When Winter Comes to Main Street • Grant Martin Overton

... throwing the garment to the person intended to be honoured, and saying, "Wear that," the dress is immediately put on in his presence, and the receiver kneels and kisses his hand in token of gratitude. Captain Lyon once saw the old kadi, who was very corpulent, receive as a gift a kaftan, which was so small for him, that when he had squeezed himself into it, he was unable to move his arms, and was in that condition obliged to ...
— Lander's Travels - The Travels of Richard Lander into the Interior of Africa • Robert Huish



Words linked to "Kaftan" :   caftan, dress, frock, cloak



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