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n. pl. dol·mans
1. A woman's garment having capelike arm pieces.
2. A tight-fitting jacket forming part of the uniform of a hussar.
Of or relating to a garment having sleeves that taper from a very wide armhole: a dolman sweater.

[Partly from French, doliman, woman's loose upper garment, and partly from French dolman, hussar's jacket, both ultimately from Ottoman Turkish dolama, robe, loose cassocklike garment with narrow sleeves worn by janissaries, French dolman, from German Dolman, ultimately, probably via Hungarian dolmany, from Ottoman Turkish dolama) from Ottoman Turkish dolama, from Ottoman Turkish dolamak, to twist, wind, wrap around; akin to Turkic tolğamaq.]


n, pl -mans
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a long Turkish outer robe
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: dolman jacket a hussar's jacket worn slung over the shoulder
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's cloak with voluminous capelike sleeves
[C16: via French from German Dolman, from Turkish dolaman a winding round, from dolamak to wind]


(ˈdoʊl mən, ˈdɒl-)

n., pl. -mans.
1. a woman's wrap with a loose, capelike back and sleeves in one piece with the body of the garment.
2. a long outer robe worn by Turks.
[1575–85; < Turkish dolaman (obsolete), derivative of dolamak to wind round]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dolman - a hussar's jacket worn over the shouldersdolman - a hussar's jacket worn over the shoulders
dolman sleeve - a sleeve with a large armhole and tight cuff
jacket - a short coat
2.dolman - a woman's cloak with dolman sleeves
cloak - a loose outer garment
dolman sleeve - a sleeve with a large armhole and tight cuff


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