One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rug or blanket of sewn animal skins, formerly worn as a garment by African people, now used as a bed or floor covering.
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- ‘But they didn't wear bloomers, and they only put their karosses around their shoulders when it was cold.’
- ‘Round karosses, pouffes, shields and decorative wall piece skins are among the specialties that we stock.’
- ‘Blankets almost completely displaced hides or karosses by the end of the nineteenth century and were in some communities giving way to Western-style clothes.’
- ‘One the other hand, the use of the leopard kaross is one of the oldest traditions known to the Basotho.’
- ‘Note that the men are preparing karosses or sniffing snuff while they talk and listen to music.’
South African Dutch, from Khoikhoi karos.
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