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Afghan

Line breaks: Af¦ghan
Pronunciation: /ˈafɡan
 
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Definition of Afghan in English:

noun

1A native or inhabitant of Afghanistan, or a person of Afghan descent.
Example sentences
  • Then they said they would stay back and try to help the Afghans effect national reconciliation.
  • Some weapons will be blown up while usable weapons will be handed over to the Afghan's own national army, which is now being formed.
  • The Turks and Afghans who served in the Moghul Army are believed to have brought this dish to Hindustan.
2 another term for Pashto.
Example sentences
  • The first and most important Afghan word the nurses learned was ‘dahrt,’ which means pain.
  • In fact, the neighboring district of Khash — located on the ancient Silk Road to China — is the source of the Afghan word for opium poppy.
  • The Afghan word for hope is Arman and that is exactly what the station is about.
3 (afghan) A woollen blanket or shawl, typically one knitted or crocheted in strips or squares.
Example sentences
  • I sat on the green plastic chair covered with five afghans crocheted for him each year for Christmas by my mother.
  • My mother was also a world champion knitter who knit afghans, sweaters and all kinds of winter wear.
  • Her mother was curled up in bed, sweating in her pink flannel pajamas, covered with a crocheted afghan even in the summer heat.
4 short for Afghan coat or Afghan hound.
Example sentences
  • The only type of brush capable of getting through an Afghan's coat is one with an air cushion behind the tufts.
  • The Afghan stands 27- 29 inches tall and weighs 58-64 pounds.
  • Afghans require weekly baths and brushing to remove dead hair and to prevent the tangling and matting to which they are prone.

adjective

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Relating to Afghanistan, its people, or their language.
Example sentences
  • Second, having an Afghan leader eliminates the language barrier.
  • First, the language in the constitution that requires Afghan law to be in accord with Islam was strengthened.
  • He wore Afghan clothes, spoke their languages, and understood their traditions.

Origin

from Pashto afghānī.

Words that rhyme with Afghan

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