fe·do·ra | \fi-ˈdȯr-ə \

Definition of fedora 

: a low soft felt hat with the crown creased lengthwise

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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 Kardashian was throwing the party, and arrived with a straw fedora, thigh-high leather boots, and Thompson in tow. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Khloé Kardashian Spotted Out With Tristan Thompson," 11 June 2018 Even Indiana Jones would tip his fedora to Hayley Moore. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "TV reporter catches runaway racehorse – and she uses just one hand | The Kansas City Star," 23 May 2018 At the time of his disappearance, Abraham, who wears glasses and speaks with a southern accent, was clad in dark-colored cargo pants, a gray T-shirt and a gray fedora. City News Service, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Police on lookout for missing man with dementia," 26 June 2018 Even the docents here fully commit to the part, donning fedoras and suits. Kim Windyka, Daily Intelligencer, "The 9 Best Offbeat Museums to Visit in Las Vegas," 16 June 2018 Pull out your flapper dress or fedora for the Roaring Twenties-themed event, and come out for a night of hands-on fun, including opportunities to make your own herbal tincture and botanical simple syrup. Philly.com, "Kendrick Lamar, Odunde Festival, and other great happenings, June 8-15," 7 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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: a type of soft hat for men that has a wide brim

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