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Definition of 'afghan'


  1. a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl
  2. a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
       Synonyms: Afghanistani
  3. an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
       Synonyms: Pashto Pashtu Paxto Afghani
  4. a coat made of sheepskin
       Synonyms: sheepskin coat
  5. tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
       Synonyms: Afghan hound


  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people
       Synonyms: Afghani Afghanistani

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