fez

noun
\ ˈfez How to pronounce fez (audio) \
plural fezzes also fezes

Definition of fez

: a brimless cylindrical or somewhat cone-shaped hat with a flat top that usually has a tassel, is typically made of red felt, and is worn especially by men in eastern Mediterranean countries

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Other Words from fez

fezzed \ ˈfezd How to pronounce fezzed (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fez in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the triangular Cheesehead is the company’s most popular hat, at least a dozen styles are for sale, from baseball cap and fez to top hat. Mary Bergin, chicagotribune.com, "Watch Cheesehead hats get made in quirky factory tour in Milwaukee," 2 Dec. 2019 There are old photos of Aliza’s grandparents, taken in Turkey, her grandfather in a fez. Michael Shapiro, Longreads, "Book of Lamentations," 29 Oct. 2019 Under hazy skies, the Prince Hall Shriners traded in their red fezzes for T-shirts, shorts and sneakers for a walk to raise awareness and money for diabetes research at Morgan State University’s campus Saturday. Jessica Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "5,000 Prince Hall Shriners descend on Baltimore this week, bearing message of diabetes prevention," 17 Aug. 2019 Na verdade, da mistura entre a minha cabeça e a do meu irmão, que sempre fez a balança perfeita para as minhas loucuras. Leila Cobo, Billboard, "Anitta Signs Worldwide Management Deal With Brandon Silverstein's S10 Entertainment," 1 Aug. 2019 At one company, milliners made fezzes for the Masons. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "End of an Era for the Flatiron Building," 28 June 2019 The string of his fez spins atop his head like a ceiling fan. National Geographic, "Music in Morocco: The ultimate sonic journey," 23 July 2019 Bruno Frisoni found a tall fez in a collection forming a stylish tablescape and spent most of the evening whirling like a dervish in it. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Attends Serdar Gülgün’s Opulent Ottoman Ball in Istanbul," 4 Feb. 2019 Don’t miss the cemetery, either, where the carvings atop each tombstone indicate that person’s station in life (a fez headdress was reserved for government officials, a turban for someone of the religious order, an anchor for a seaman, and so on). Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Days In Istanbul," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of fez

circa 1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fez

French, from Fez, Morocco

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The first known use of fez was circa 1803

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27 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Fez.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fez. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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More Definitions for fez

fez

noun
How to pronounce fez (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fez

: a type of round red hat that has a flat top and no brim

fez

noun
\ ˈfez How to pronounce fez (audio) \
plural fezzes

Kids Definition of fez

: a round red felt hat that usually has a tassel but no brim

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