fedora

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

Definition of fedora

: a low soft felt hat with the crown creased lengthwise

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The features are indistinct, but what is there — a fedora, a striped tie, a certain barrel shape to the belly, a familiar stride — is enough to unnerve me. John Kelly, Washington Post, "An unnerving Father’s Day gift has left me pondering portraiture — and the soul," 18 June 2018 Harvard was led by John Yovicsin, frosty, formal and fastidious, a worshiper in Congregationial churches and a reliable sideline figure in a fedora on fall Saturdays. David M. Shribman, WSJ, "‘The Game’ Review: A Clash Upon a Darkling Plain," 27 Sep. 2018 Set in 1930s Saigon, a young Frenchwoman wearing a fedora and gold sandals is standing on a ferry. Deborah Levy, WSJ, "Five Best: Deborah Levy on Books That Open the Mind," 26 July 2018 One seems to be a laborer; the other, wearing a suit and fedora, appears out of place. William Meyers, WSJ, "‘NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960’ Review: A Lens on the Real Italy," 26 Sep. 2018 Despite not wearing her signature fedora, Meghan and Kate appeared to have a perfect day out together, their first without their husbands in attendance. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Meghan Markle Wasn't Allowed to Wear Her Beloved Hat at Wimbledon," 15 July 2018 Cole’s photography and acting skills with a hilarious throwback pic of his brother in a fedora. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "16 Dylan and Cole Sprouse Twitter Roasts," 4 Aug. 2018 Her aging great uncle, a former Pullman porter, insisted on his dignity, wearing suspenders, dress shirts and a fedora even when mowing the lawn. Kay S. Hymowitz, WSJ, "‘Becoming’ Review: The Sound of Striving," 12 Nov. 2018 The bucket hat has dethroned the fedora as the chapeau du jour. Max Berlinger, The Seattle Times, "Move over fedora, the bucket hat is back," 16 Aug. 2018

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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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fedora

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fedora

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

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