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or kaf·tan  (kăf′tăn′, -tən, kăf-tăn′)
1. A full-length garment with elbow-length or long sleeves, worn chiefly in eastern Mediterranean countries.
2. A westernized version of this garment consisting of a loose, usually brightly colored waist-length or ankle-length tunic.

[Russian kaftan, from Ottoman Turkish qaftān (equivalent to Modern Turkish kaftan), from Old Turkic qaptan, alteration of earlier *qāp-tōn : qāp, sack + tōn, garment.]


(ˈkæfˌtæn; -ˌtɑːn)
(Clothing & Fashion) a variant spelling of kaftan


or kaf•tan

(ˈkæf tæn, kæfˈtæn)

1. a long garment with long sleeves, sometimes sashed at the waist, worn in the Middle East.
2. a long full robe, similar to this, worn for lounging, as beachwear, etc.
[1585–95; < Russian kaftán < Turkish < Persian qaftān]
caf′taned, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caftan - a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
2.caftan - a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant
cloak - a loose outer garment


[ˈkæftæn] Ncaftán m


kaftan [ˈkæftæn] ncaftan m, cafetan m


nKaftan m


kaftan [ˈkæftæn] ncaffettano



(ˈkӕftӕn) noun
a type of long flowing dress or robe sometimes brightly-coloured.
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Yes, little father," the man in the long caftan said plaintively.
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I went back to England and took part in London Fashion Week and the visitors loved the clothes, especially the fact that they could throw on a caftan for a casual day-time look and then dress-it-up for a fun night out.
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