One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A long Turkish robe open in front.
- ‘The lancers wore the czapka of the Polish uhlans, the hussars wore the dolmans of Hungarian horsemen.’
- 1.1 A woman’s wrap having wide sleeves cut in one piece with the body of the garment.
cloak, wrap, mantle, cape, kaftanView synonyms
- ‘Tops with dolman or raglan sleeves and ones that fit loose and slims down to hug the hips and waist are good.’
- ‘The latter will be bound and faced with approximately 3 centimetre contrast bands on armholes and hemlines and will stand alongside 1980's influenced extravagant open split dolman / batwing sleeve dresses.’
Late 16th century: based on Turkish dolama, dolaman.
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