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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Arriving at the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Meghan looked chic in a pale fedora, a pinstripe blazer, a black top, and jeans. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Just Made a Surprise Appearance at Wimbledon to Watch Serena Williams," 4 July 2019 Additionally, Dylan showed up most nights wearing pancake makeup, occasionally behind a plastic mask, and always a broad-brimmed fedora decorated with fresh flowers, a long scarf around his neck and a dark vest. Randy Lewis, latimes.com, "Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue: A user's guide," 7 June 2019 Caswell, over 6-feet-tall and close to 300 pounds, was fond of a red velvet fedora with a leopard-print band. oregonlive.com, "A Mouseketeer mystery: Dennis Day’s extraordinary life and heartbreaking death," 6 July 2019 For decades, bookies and Chicago went together like pinstripes and fedoras. John Keilman, chicagotribune.com, "Will local bookies survive when legal sports betting comes to Illinois? The odds look good.," 18 June 2019 Fans of all ages and ethnic backgrounds sported fedoras, military jackets, single white gloves and the late entertainer’s signature black curls. Lila Seidman, latimes.com, "Michael Jackson faithful hold colorful memorial despite latest abuse claims," 25 June 2019 The issue of human (and alien) migration also gets a tip of the fedora. Mike Scott, nola.com, "‘Men in Black: International’ movie review: The truth is … boring," 12 June 2019 Stunna shades and silks and furs and reptilian kicks, and wool fedoras and cashmere sweaters and velvet sweats and bespoke suits and belts, wallets, luggage made of monogrammed canvas. Mitchell S. Jackson, Harper's magazine, "Opportunity Cost," 10 Feb. 2019 Classic Toquilla Straw Panama Hat Sensi Studio net-a-porter.com $125.00 SHOP IT Spare your forehead an unfortunate sunburn while looking effortlessly chic with a straw fedora. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Nantucket, Massachusetts," 10 May 2019

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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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