Afghan



Also, Afghani. a native or inhabitant of .
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(lowercase) a soft woolen blanket, crocheted or knitted, usually in a geometric pattern.
Also called Afghan hound. one of a breed of swift hunting hounds having a long, narrow head and a long, silky coat.
of or its people or language.
Contemporary Examples

News from Iraq drowned out the June 14 Afghan election coverage.
The View of Iraq From Troops in Afghanistan Nick Willard June 24, 2014

The Afghan Defense and Interior Ministries are not fulfilling their commitments to oversee the program.
After $200 Million, Afghan Soldiers Still Can’t Read Josh Rogin January 27, 2014

They fiercely deny the CIA claim and blame it on enemies of the Afghan regime and The New York Times.
The Karzai Brothers Fight Back Gerald Posner October 27, 2009

America is seen in South Asia as a power in decline, a perception fueled by the Afghan War.
ICYMI: India-Pakistan Head for Nuke War Bruce Riedel October 19, 2014

While some of the translators MEP provides are U.S. citizens, usually of Afghan descent, the great majority are Afghan nationals.
As War Nears An End, Our Afghan Translators Are Being Left Behind Jesse Ellison October 20, 2012

Historical Examples

Margery was crocheting a baby’s Afghan, and Polly was almost obscured by a rumpled, yellow dress which lay in her lap.
Polly Oliver’s Problem Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

Some attacks, however, were made upon the Afghan intrenchments.
Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston

We have improved a little since we made the Afghan for Aunt Sallie, haven’t we?
The Story of the Big Front Door Mary Finley Leonard

This brought the second period of the Afghan war to a close.
Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston

Even from that distance Sara Lee could see the bit of pink which was the bow on her Afghan.
The Amazing Interlude Mary Roberts Rinehart

noun
a knitted or crocheted wool blanket or shawl, esp one with a geometric pattern
a sheepskin coat, often embroidered and having long fur trimming around the edges
noun
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Afghanistan
another name for Pashto
(history) an Indian camel driver employed in the outback of Australia
adjective
denoting or relating to Afghanistan, its people, or their language
noun

See Afghan coat

name of the people of Afghanistan, technically only correctly applied to the Durani Afghans; Old Afghan chronicles trace the name to an Afghana, son of Jeremiah, sone of Israelite King Saul, from whom they claimed descent, but this is a legend. The name is first attested in Arabic in al-‘Utbi’s “History of Sultan Mahmud” written c.1030 C.E. and was in use in India from 13c. Attested from 1833 as a type of blanket or wrap (in full, Afghan shawl); 1973 as a style of sheepskin coat; 1877 as a type of carpet; 1895 as a breed of hunting dog.

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    noun a type of sheepskin coat worn with the skin on the outside and often embroidered and having frayed edges, esp. popular in the 1970s; also called Afghan Examples By bizarre coincidence, the fashionistas have even rediscovered the Afghan coat from the decade that taste forgot.

  • Afghan hound

    Also, Afghani. a native or inhabitant of . . (lowercase) a soft woolen blanket, crocheted or knitted, usually in a geometric pattern. Also called Afghan hound. one of a breed of swift hunting hounds having a long, narrow head and a long, silky coat. of or its people or language. noun a tall graceful breed […]



  • Afghani

    (def 1). . (lowercase) a coin and monetary unit of Afghanistan, equal to 100 puls. Abbreviation: Agh. Contemporary Examples Definitely not an Afghani, because most people have never met one. The Taliban Trolled the Internet with a Dog Video and Upstaged an American POW Brian Van Reet February 10, 2014 A striking example of this […]

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