Afghan meaning

ăfgăn, -gən
A person born or living in Afghanistan.
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An Afghan hound.
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A soft blanket or shawl, crocheted or knitted, esp. in a geometric design.
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A blanket or throw, usually crocheted or knitted.
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Any of a breed of swift hunting hound, originally from the Near East, with silky hair and a long, narrow head.
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Of Afghanistan, its people, or their language or culture.
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(Australia, New Zealand) A type of iced chocolate biscuit, sometimes containing cornflakes and topped with a walnut, popular in Australia and New Zealand.
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A person from Afghanistan or of Afghan descent.
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A person of Pashtun ethnicity or of Pashtun descent.
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A breed of dogs, the Afghan hound.
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Pashto, a language primarily spoken by Pashtun people in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
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(UK, military slang) Short for Afghanistan.

He will be in Afghan for another six months.

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Of, from, or pertaining to Afghanistan.
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Of, from, or pertaining to the Pashtun ethnic community.
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Of or relating to Afghanistan or its people, language, or culture.
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Origin of afghan

  • Persian afghān a Pashtun

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Persian افغان (afğân, “Afghan”) via Prakrit आभगन (ābhagana, “Afghan”) from Sanskrit अश्वक (aśvaka, “horseman”)

    From Wiktionary