fe·​do·​ra | \fi-ˈdȯr-ə \

Definition of fedora 

: a low soft felt hat with the crown creased lengthwise

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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 Wearing a very similar pair of white pants, along with a hat not unlike the fedoras that Meghan is often spotted in, Watson cut a chic figure at Wimbledon to watch Serena Williams play against Angelique Kerber. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emma Watson Is Taking Style Tips from Meghan Markle at Wimbledon 2018," 14 July 2018 Looking fabulous as always, J.Lo rocked a hot-pink one-piece and a fedora while lounging on the beach with her boo. Rita Thompson, Billboard, "Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Cuddle Up for an Adorable Moment on the Beach," 5 July 2018 The picture showed a curious figure in a long overcoat, hunched beneath a black fedora near the central sculpture. Jack Hitt, New York Times, "The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar," 12 June 2018 The assortment ranged from floppy hats to extra-wide-brim fedoras to pom-pom berets and even one of Jacquemus’s XL straw sun hats. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The 8 Street-Style Trends We Saw Outside the Spring 2019 Menswear Shows in Europe," 28 June 2018 She's swapped her jeans for polished dresses, fedoras for fascinators, and, now, her casual crossbody bags for elegant clutches. Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Is Saying Goodbye to This Casual Accessory Now That She's a Royal," 26 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of fedora

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

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