Kaross definition

kə-rôs, -rŏs
A dressed animal skin, or several skins sewed together, used in southern Africa as a cloak, rug, or blanket.
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In S Africa, a cape, blanket, or rug made of animal skins.
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A treated animal-skin cloak with the hair still left on.
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A blanket of treated animal-skin with the hair left on.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kaross
Plural:
karosses

Origin of kaross

  • Afrikaans karos from obsolete Khoikhoi possibly originally a diminutive of a Khoikhoi word for skin and containing elements corresponding to modern Nama khòő-b skin -rò- diminutive suff. -s feminine sing. n. suff

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

  • From Khoisan (k)caros: a skin blanket, through Afrikaans. (Disputed see talk page.)

    From Wiktionary