fe·​do·​ra fi-ˈdȯr-ə How to pronounce fedora (audio)
: a low soft felt hat with the crown creased lengthwise

Examples of fedora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kelce was coming off a weekend when all eyes were on him, in a custom white suit and fedora at the Kentucky Derby and Givenchy at the Miami Grand Prix. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 7 May 2024 Kelce accessorized the look with a navy blue tie featuring a swirling design pattern, silver hoop earrings, a maroon, patterned pocket square and a standout navy blue fedora, complete with a feather. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 6 May 2024 Memorabilia hunters, dressed in fedoras and flirty ’40s dresses, gabbed about their latest finds with others who have a similar passion. Hadley Meares, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2024 That offbeat spirit is also on display in what seems to be the hotel’s unofficial mascot, a large-eared deer wearing a fedora, bustier and pearls, a scarf over one elbow and a luxury handbag over the others. Ann Abel, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 The timeless fedora style suits both men and women, with a 3-inch brim and 100 percent paper braid construction. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 27 Feb. 2024 His snap-brim fedora, for example, triggered a San Francisco-wide run on men’s dress hats. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2024 Um, okay … the great Scottish actor Alan Cumming is the host, in a wardrobe made up entirely of fabulous cloaks and cocked fedoras. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2024 With two long braids sneaking out from under his trademark fedora, and trailed by two chihuahuas, Goliath-Golly and Clara Bell, DeAngelo recently toured the cavernous greenhouses for his new venture, FLRish Inc. Peter Hecht, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024

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Word History


Fédora (1882), drama by V. Sardou

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fedora was in 1883

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“Fedora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fedora. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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fe·​do·​ra fi-ˈdōr-ə How to pronounce fedora (audio)
: a low soft felt hat with the crown creased lengthwise

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