be·​ret | \ bə-ˈrā How to pronounce beret (audio) \

Definition of beret

: a visorless usually woolen cap with a tight headband and a soft full flat top

Examples of beret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The singer donned a red vinyl beret and coordinating gloves, in a nod to the French capital, while posing for photos and greeting fans eager to snap pictures alongside the musician. Roxanne Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Paris Fashion Week: Rita Ora Debuts Collaborative Fashion Line With Escada," 30 Sep. 2019 Learning out about absinthe and beret wearing taxi dancers from Lost Generation artist wanderers still able to climb the hill of Montmarte up to Le Chat Noir. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Boomers not OK with OK, Boomer (11/17/19)," 17 Nov. 2019 The Duchess of Sussex went retro chic with a brown vintage Dior coat with oversized buttons, paired with a navy beret by Stephen Jones and a box bag by Victoria Beckham. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Attend the Christening for Zara Tindall's Daughter," 18 Mar. 2019 Baginskiy's signature is the baker boy, a trend that shows no sign of waning, and has been joined by jaunty leather berets, straw boaters, plaid bucket hats, silk headbands, and more. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "All the Girls Love Ruslan Baginskiy, and So Do We," 23 Dec. 2019 The soldiers wore Army fatigues, white gloves and black berets. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Trump visits Dover to honor remains of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan," 21 Nov. 2019 Uganda banned people from wearing red berets, which are associated with an opposition movement led by Bobi Wine. The Economist, "Politics this week," 3 Oct. 2019 In marched a color guard of Congolese army soldiers—their berets orange, distinguishing them from the rangers—with the DRC flag. David Quammen, National Geographic, "To save wildlife, African governments turn to private management," 12 Nov. 2019 Hordes of fans waited outside army headquarters in Yongin, southeast of Seoul, to greet the 31-year-old Big Bang rapper, who emerged early on Saturday morning wearing a military uniform and beret. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, "Fans rejoice as K-pop star G-Dragon finishes compulsory military service," 26 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of beret

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beret

French béret, from Gascon berret, from Old Occitan, cap — more at biretta

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The first known use of beret was in 1826

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7 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Beret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of beret

: a round hat with a tight band around the head and a top that is flat, soft, and loose


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Kids Definition of beret

: a soft round flat cap without a visor

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