fe·​do·​ra | \ fi-ˈdȯr-ə How to pronounce fedora (audio) \

Definition of fedora

: a low soft felt hat with the crown creased lengthwise

Examples of fedora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After inspiring a five-film series and several spinoffs, the Krueger character has become famous for his fedora, claws and burnt skin. Devon Link, USA TODAY, "Fact check: No, Freddy Krueger was not a real 19th century serial killer," 12 July 2020 On a recent weekend, the party is full of European models and bearded men in fedoras, dancing along to Macarena. Michelle Lhooq, Bloomberg.com, "People Are Paying Real Money to Get Into Virtual Zoom Nightclubs," 9 Apr. 2020 We've been saved from B-list celebrities And when Derby Day came, there were no fedoras or pork pie hats for men. Kristina Goetz, The Courier-Journal, "World War II delayed the Kentucky Derby in 1945. Take a look back at how the race endured," 30 Apr. 2020 From learning how to rock a fedora to mastering the art of the Mid-Atlantic accent, Hollywood required the entire cast to enmesh themselves in the era. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Watch the Hollywood cast talk their Golden Age series and Patti LuPone's basement," 29 Apr. 2020 Weingarten and his editor, Tom Shroder, went to the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C., threw 20 years of random dates into a green fedora, and picked one to prove Weingarten's theory that something extraordinary happens every day. CBS News, "Murder-suicide leads to history-making heart transplant, new life for DC woman," 14 Mar. 2020 There are also multiple sponsorship opportunities for companies wishing to lend their name to the fascinator and fedora festooned event. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "‘Talk Derby to Me’: viewing party to benefit Christ Clinic," 9 Mar. 2020 The Frog wears a funky purple suit with a matching fedora. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is Frog on 'The Masked Singer'? Fans Say They Already Know for Sure," 20 Feb. 2020 The party’s theme is both Roaring Twenties and the Great Gatsby, so expect flapper dresses, suits and fedoras — but no jeans, as dressing down is against the rules. Beth Rankin, The Know, "End the decade with a blowout at these Denver New Year’s Eve parties," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of fedora

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fedora

Fédora (1882), drama by V. Sardou

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16 Jul 2020

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“Fedora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fedora. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fedora

: a type of soft hat for men that has a wide brim

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