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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 ?
I hurried forward to pick it up, just in time, for an old wretch in a long kaftan rushed up too.
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.
She wore a mini dress and I wore sky blue trousers tucked into knee high boots, long hair, beads, kaftan and my hat.
"I wanted to show that Khaleeji fashion did not have to be 'busy', and felt there was a need to elegantly modernize the kaftan," she says.
The kaftan can be worn to the office, lunches, dinner dates, special nights and even to accentuate swimwear at the beach.
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Camilla Parker Bowles stunned in a beautiful kaftan attire at a black-tie event in London.
'When you say Moroccan [fashion], people think kaftan, and we wear them only in big weddings and ceremonies.
Unlike the agbada which depends on size and volume, the design is king for the Kaftan. The simple cut silhouette comes alive when embroidered, which ranges from simple to over-the-top, complex stitches.
Pick out the orange details with a matching kaftan.