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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lopez, 53, looked on, and already had her hat game set with a white fedora. Amethyst Tate, Peoplemag, 26 Aug. 2022 The exciting thing about right now is that so many different hats are having a moment: the bucket hat, the baseball cap, and the felt fedora, to name a few. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Aug. 2022 Perfect for a vacation at a beautiful coastal resort, the Allsaints Ramskull fedora is a wonderful piece of summer-ready kit. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 July 2022 Looking fit in his fedora, Flynn adapts well to the period setting, as does Beale — which should surprise no one, given his Royal Shakespeare Company chops. Peter Debruge, Variety, 14 Feb. 2022 At first glance, Vecna appears to be a riff on Freddy Krueger, the fedora-wearing baddie from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 27 May 2022 Elsewhere, artist Dash Snow lights a cigarette with a sparkler while wearing a fedora. Cassidy George, Vogue, 2 June 2022 An elevator door opens revealing a fedora on the floor. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, 26 May 2022 For the occasion, Cumberbatch wore a fedora, while Hunter stepped out in a floral top. Sophie Dodd, PEOPLE.com, 6 May 2022 See More

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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 3 Oct. 2022.

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