Definition of balmacaan in English:

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Pronunciation: /balməˈkaːn/


A loose-fitting overcoat with a small rounded collar, typically having raglan sleeves.
Example sentences
  • I was quite taken with her coats, with the plaid balmacaan being particularly lovely.
  • 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.


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

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