caftan definition

  • noun:
    • A full-length apparel with elbow-length or long sleeves, used mainly in eastern Mediterranean nations.
    • A westernized version of this garment composed of a loose, usually extremely colorful waist-length or ankle-length tunic.
    • Alternative spelling of kaftan.
    • A garment worn for the Levant, consisting of a lengthy gown with sleeves reaching underneath the fingers. It is typically fastened by a belt or sash.
    • A garment donned by males in chicken, Egypt, and other eastern countries, consisting of a kind of long vest tied up towards waistline with a girdle, and achieving sleeves for enough time to give beyond the guidelines regarding the hands. A long fabric layer is worn above it.
    • a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash achieving right down to the ankles; donned by guys when you look at the Levant
    • a lady's dress design that imitates the caftan cloaks donned by guys when you look at the Near East
  • verb-transitive:
    • To clothe with a caftan.

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