Definition of balmacaan in English:



  • A loose-fitting overcoat with a small rounded collar, typically having raglan sleeves.

    • ‘There is a major trend toward silver this season, so there are trench coats and balmacaans in silver, but that's not the only choice.’
    • ‘A clear winner was the’ knee-length mink balmacaan, worn over the shoulder, backed by hand-painted camouflage.’
    • ‘Shirtdresses, trench coats, pea jackets, car coats, balmacaans, jean jackets and jeans are eternally youthful in spirit… and appropriate for every age and season.’
    • ‘I was quite taken with her coats, with the plaid balmacaan being particularly lovely.’
    • ‘Traditional men's haberdashery fabrics will continue their rise, cut into curvy female figure-friendly pantsuits, French-cuffed shirts, balmacaans and trench coats.’


Early 20th century: named after Balmacaan, an estate near Inverness in Scotland.