dolman – Wiktionary

dolman - Wiktionary



An 1831 portrait by Georg Philipp Schmitt of Depend György Károlyi de Nagykároly, a Hungarian politician, carrying a dolman (sense 2)

An illustration by Laure Noël from an 1871 version of Harper’s Bazaar displaying the back and front of a cashmere dolman (sense 3)

Apparently from French doliman, dolman (sense 2), finally from Turkish dōlāmān, ḍōlāmah, from Ottoman Turkish دولامان(dolaman, gown), from طولامق(dolamak, to wrap round). Examine German doliman, dollman; Hungarian dolmány.



dolman (plural dolmans)

  1. A protracted, unfastened garment with slim sleeves and a gap within the entrance, typically worn by Turks.
    • 1903, Maurus Jókai; R[obert] Nisbet Bain, transl., “Three Males”, in The Slaves of the Padishah: (“The Turks in Hungary,” being the Sequel to “Midst the Wild Carpathians”): A Romance, third version, London: Jarrold & Sons, 10 & 11, Warwick Lane, E.C., OCLC 11540166, web page 33:

      Feriz Beg, on discarding his dolman, rolled up the sleeves of his nice shirt of Turkish linen to his shoulders, and drew from its sheath his nice Damascus scimitar, which was scarce two inches broad, and so versatile that you would have bent it double in each route like a watch-spring.

    • 1938, The Hungarian Quarterly, quantity IV, Budapest; New York, N.Y.: Society of the Hungarian Quarterly, OCLC 906146013, web page 292:

      [I]n the second half of the century the lengthy Turkish dolman disappears utterly and tight, knee-length dolmans and mentes grow to be basic.

    • 1980, Katalin Földi-Dózsa, “How the Hungarian Nationwide Costume Developed”, in Polly Cone, editor, The Imperial Model: Fashions of the Hapsburg Period: Based mostly on the Exhibition, Fashions of the Hapsburg Period, Austria-Hungary, on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, December 1979—August 1980, New York, N.Y.: Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, →ISBN, web page 80:

      The quintessentially Hungarian merchandise of males’s clothes was the dolman. This flowing garment, open within the entrance, changed the waistcoat after the Renaissance.

  2. A brief, close-fitting, closely braided navy jacket, normally worn beneath a pelisse, initially by hussars.
    • 1983, Roberta Gellis, Fortune’s Bride, New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing, →ISBN:

      Robert nodded in reply to her query and never solely took off his helmet however unhooked his pelisse, threw it on a chair, and unbuttoned the highest of his dolman.

    • 1998, Gayle Greeno, Sunderlies In search of (DAW E book Collectors; no. 1103), New York, N.Y.: DAW Books, →ISBN:

      Sitting on the chair’s edge, he shrugged a shoulder till his dolman fell into place, then balanced his helmet on his knee like a pampered pet.

    • 2015, “dolman”, in Annette Lynch and Mitchell D. Strauss, editors, Ethnic Gown in the USA: A Cultural Encyclopedia, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, web page 103:

      The uniform jacket with a number of rows of buttons and a horizontal braid throughout the entrance initially worn by the Hussars was additionally known as a dolman.

  3. A girl’s garment with huge capelike sleeves.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, “A Little City and a Little Lady: Characters”, in The E book of Small (Undertaking Gutenberg Australia; eBook no. 0400201.txt)‎[1], Toronto: Oxford College Press, printed February 2004 (Undertaking Gutenberg Australia model), OCLC 1317302, archived from the unique on 31 March 2016:

      She, who by no means went out, discovered a bonnet that I had by no means seen earlier than, put a dolman over her finest silk costume, locked the guinea fowl protected in her kitchen and bought right into a hack with Henry, her smelling-bottle and her cap, during which was a brand new bunch of eternal flowers.

    • 1978, Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks, Abacus 2014, p. 162:
      She turned slowly – she was wearing tussore and a dolman.
    • 2011, Lisa Shroyer, “The Dolman Sweater”, in Knitting Plus: Mastering Match + Plus-Measurement Model + 15 Initiatives, Loveland, Colo.: Interweave Press, →ISBN, web page 141:

      Typically, dolmans are recognizable for his or her winged kimono-like sleeves and T form. However the one truism about dolmans is that this—there is no such thing as a normal!

    • 2015, “dolman”, in Annette Lynch and Mitchell D. Strauss, editors, Ethnic Gown in the USA: A Cultural Encyclopedia, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, web page 103:

      The dolman mantle, a well-liked ladies’s vogue in Western Europe and the USA in the course of the 1870s and 1880s, was characterised by unfastened sling-like sleeves minimize with the physique of the garment resembling a half jacket, half cape.

Utilization notes[edit]

To not be confused with dolmen.

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