fe·​do·​ra | \ fi-ˈdȯr-ə How to pronounce fedora (audio) \

Definition of fedora

: a low soft felt hat with the crown creased lengthwise

Examples of fedora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Looking dapper in a fedora and a green velvet jacket, the 87-year-old artist directed proceedings from a wheelchair in the center of the room. New York Times, "Frank Bowling’s New Paintings Are Family Affairs," 30 Apr. 2021 Not for the whole person, not for all of Coach Bear Bryant, just the fedora. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al, "Fauci exclusive on COVID fight, vaccines: ‘Alabamians want to get back to what they do’," 23 Apr. 2021 Field remains an owner of a range of digital artworks, despite having sold another CryptoPunk, fedora-wearing ape #6965, for about $1.5 million in February. Alex Konrad, Forbes, "He Sold A Digital ‘CryptoPunk’ For $7.5 Million. Now Figma CEO Dylan Field Is Ready To Move Into The ‘Metaverse.’," 18 Mar. 2021 The artwork introduces Cooper's new persona, a fedora-wearing gumshoe named Maurice Escargot. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, "From 'Love it to Death' to 'Detroit Stories': The best Alice Cooper albums ranked," 16 Mar. 2021 That reader was wearing a suit, dress shoes (highly inappropriate given the weather) and a fedora. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘For Heaven’s Sake’ Review: Amateur Investigators," 2 Mar. 2021 The woman behind the fedora may have also had a hand in the star on the team’s helmets. David Moore, Dallas News, "‘They were a perfect match’: Alicia Landry, the woman behind Tom’s fedora, dies at 91," 23 Jan. 2021 Known for showing up at homicide scenes in the dead of night dressed in his trademark fedora, Sanders had a way of coaxing information from all varieties of reluctant, dubious and shifty characters. Kevin Fagan, SFChronicle.com, "Earl Sanders, first Black San Francisco police chief, dies at 83," 11 Jan. 2021 Tom Landry was a coach; kids didn’t grow up hoping to wear a fedora. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Evan Grant: What it’s like to lose my childhood favorite player, Phil Niekro," 28 Dec. 2020

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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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6 May 2021

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“Fedora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fedora. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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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