Pronunciation: (kaf'tan, kaf-tan'), [key]
1. a long garment having long sleeves and tied at the waist by a girdle, worn under a coat in the Middle East.
2. a long, full, usually collarless robe with wide sleeves that is worn at home for lounging or entertaining or at the beach as a cover-up. Also,kaftan.
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