Afghan - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæfˌɡæn|
Brit.  |ˈæfɡæn|


- a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl (syn: afghan)
- a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan (syn: afghan, afghanistani)
- an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan (syn: afghan, afghani, pashto, pashtu, paxto)
- a coat made of sheepskin (syn: afghan)
- tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East (syn: afghan)


- of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people (syn: afghan, afghani, afghanistani)


What a comfort that the Afghan war is concluded! (G. Eliot)

Word forms

singular: Afghan
plural: Afghans
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