Definition of fustanella in English:

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fustanella

Pronunciation: /ˌfəstəˈnelə/

noun

A stiff white kilt, worn by men in Albania and Greece.
Example sentences
  • He did have a Sunday-best fustanella but hardly ever wore it.
  • A style of male dress most often seen in the United States is the fustanella, a full, white pleated skirt; a black and gold jacket; a red flat fez with a large tassel (puskel); and shoes with black pompoms.
  • The fustanella, or Albanian kilt, was common dress for men until the 1400s. Common villagers and rural people wore a fustanella made from coarse linen or wool; more affluent men wore silk.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Italian, from modern Greek phoustani, phoustanela, probably from Italian fustagno, from medieval Latin fustaneum (see fustian).

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Syllabification: fus·ta·nel·la

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