coftan, koftan, caftan, kaftan, kaften, caften, koften, coften, kaftn, caftn, koftn, coftn
- A man's long black overcoat.
- "My father always wore his kaftan in public."
Languages of Origin
קאַפֿטאַן kaftan 'coat'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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