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 (kăf′tăn′, -tən, kăf-tăn′)
Variant of caftan.
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(ˈkæftæn; -ˌtɑːn) or


1. (Clothing & Fashion) a long coatlike garment, usually worn with a belt and made of rich fabric, worn in the East
2. (Clothing & Fashion) an imitation of this, worn, esp by women, in the West, consisting of a loose dress with long wide sleeves
[C16: from Turkish qaftān]
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kaftan - 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.kaftan - 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
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[ˈkæftæn] Ncaftán m
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[ˈkæftæn] ncafetan m
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[ˈkæftæn] ncaffettano
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(ˈkӕftӕn) noun
a type of long flowing dress or robe sometimes brightly-coloured.
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References in classic literature ?
The members and guests of the Club wandered hither and thither, sat, stood, met, and separated, some in uniform and some in evening dress, and a few here and there with powdered hair and in Russian kaftans. Powdered footmen, in livery with buckled shoes and smart stockings, stood at every door anxiously noting visitors' every movement in order to offer their services.
I hurried forward to pick it up, just in time, for an old wretch in a long kaftan rushed up too.
These are abayas that can be teamed with jeans, and kaftans that can be belted into chic evening dresses.
'Many are inspired by kaftans, but I follow modern cuts.
Kaftans, sarongs, cover-ups, whatever you want to call them, are my best holiday friends.
The Eid Collection embraces solids and is based in a diverse color palette ranging from pastels to Sublime's signature colors yellow and orange in the form of tunics, kurtas and kaftans. The Sublime Resort collection comprises of vibrant and beautifully cut and draped summer dresses and kaftans making it a perfect vacation choice.
COOL FOR KAFTANS Sultry poses and designer handbags
Women are stepping out in vibrant jalabiyas, kaftans and abayas in different fabrics, colours and designs at evening functions ...
fitted glam jackets, long flowing coats, any kind of gold or silver ankle boots, boho bags, men's watches, statement rings, big hats and kaftans, kaftans, kaftans.
Summary: Vibrantly patterned kaftans and long-flowing tunics worn by cultures around the world characterize Lebanese fashion designer Amal Azhari's 2016 collection.
The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) will host "Hya", an exhibition of abayas, kaftans and evening gowns, from July 20 to 24 at the Doha Exhibition Centre, a spokesperson said.
Kubra Al Qaseer, which is synonymous with elaborately embellished Jalabiyas and Kaftans for both expat and Emirati women, has launched a new fashion line at its store at the Palm Strip Shopping Mall in Jumeirah.