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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.]
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(ˈkæfˌtæn; -ˌtɑːn)
(Clothing & Fashion) a variant spelling of kaftan
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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.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
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[ˈkæftæn] Ncaftán m
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kaftan [ˈkæftæn] ncaftan m, cafetan m
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nKaftan m
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kaftan [ˈkæftæn] ncaffettano
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(ˈkӕftӕn) noun
a type of long flowing dress or robe sometimes brightly-coloured.
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The owner of the vile den, a bony short man in a dirty cloth caftan coming down to his heels, stood by, his hands tucked into his belt, and nodded confirmation.
"Yes, little father," the man in the long caftan said plaintively.
``Gentle maiden,'' be began in the Arabian tongue, with which his Eastern travels had rendered him familiar, and which he thought most likely to be understood by the turban'd and caftan'd damsel who stood before him ``I pray you, gentle maiden, of your courtesy ''
The Caftan, in addition to other traditional Moroccan artefacts, served as an inspiration for many of Saint Laurent's high fashion designs.In addition, a collection of photographs taken by Lutens showcasing traditional Moroccan beauty products and rituals will be shown next to a collection of Moroccan fabrics dating back to the 18th century.
Oh, summer caftan, run away with us forever and ever' With a deep V neckline and kimono sleeves, the Charlie Caftan is our pick for hotter climes.
" Philippine cotton blue Taal weave pompom caftan. The locally produced caftans, made from ikat and Taal weave fabric, are designed by both Zobel and Webb as part of their belief in supporting the local economy.
The event showcased 20 exquisite creations from renowned Dubai-based luxury caftan brand Selma Benomar's 2019 Ramadan collection.
They are celebrity photographers (Sara Black in a bikini top, denim jeans and caftan cover-up; Shaira Luna in floral blazer, nude silk high-neck top and nude trousers), model-hosts (Joey Mead King in cowl-neck jumpsuit and dark floral print blazer; Phoemela Baranda in white dress with straps and
Selon Ghita Chraibi, la modernisation du caftan pousse a perdre de son identite.
Proceeds from the sale of the black caftan, bearing gold embroidered skulls and crosses with bat wings, will go to The Prince's Trust.
The sheer chiffon sleeves that fluttered down the runway gave a subtle nod to North African caftan.
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.