beret

noun
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 Two young men in matching berets and Rainbow Coalition tees are at the front of the little crowd. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Read an exclusive excerpt from Stephen King's newest book If It Bleeds," 21 Apr. 2020 Witness the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show, when Beyoncé, dressed in all black, was flanked by dancers in fros and black leather, topped with black berets. Danielle Young, Essence, "The Black Panthers' Iconic Uniforms Still Reign Supreme," 10 Apr. 2020 While other priests were in clerical garb, Father Cardenal had shown up wearing a collarless white shirt, slacks, and his signature black beret over his thick white hair. Elias E. Lopez, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, revolutionary, at 95," 4 Mar. 2020 While other priests were in clerical garb, Father Cardenal had shown up wearing a collarless white shirt, slacks and his signature black beret over his thick white hair. Elias E. Lopez, New York Times, "Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Priest, Poet and Revolutionary, Dies at 95," 1 Mar. 2020 Protesters, many wearing blue berets emblazoned with yellow stars symbolizing the EU flag, poured out of subways and buses for the last-ditch effort. San Diego Union-Tribune, "UK’s Johnson asks for Brexit delay, but argues against it," 19 Oct. 2019 Instant win prizes include limited-edition pancake-themed merchandise such as bicycles, scooters, customizable jackets, handmade berets and more. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "National Pancake Day 2020: IHOP offering free buttermilk pancakes today," 25 Feb. 2020 The side beret style has a three-week wait list and ships internationally. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Wears Her Most Royally Chic Fascinator Yet — All About Her Dramatic New Look," 7 Nov. 2019 Protesters, many wearing blue berets emblazoned with yellow stars symbolizing the EU flag, poured out of subway trains and buses for the last-ditch protest effort. chicagotribune.com, "British lawmakers vote to postpone final Brexit decision again in major blow to PM Boris Johnson," 19 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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29 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Beret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beret. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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beret

noun
How to pronounce beret (audio)

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

beret

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

Kids Definition of beret

: a soft round flat cap without a visor

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