Definition of achkan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈatʃkən/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A knee-length coat buttoned in front, worn by men from South Asia.
Example sentences
  • On formal occasions, the kurta is replaced by an achkan or sherwani, a long coat that buttons up to the neck.
  • He wore a black achkan and a red fez with a black tassel, and was amazingly dignified.
  • The choga, sherwani, achkan, jama and phiran are Kashmiri traditional costumes and heavily embroidered sometimes with zari on special occasions.


From Hindi ackan.

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