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
fezzedplay \ˈfezd\ adjective
Recent Examples of fez from the Web
The waiters in djellabahs and fezzes were a reminder of the powerful influence of Arabic culture and aesthetics on this island: The cathedral was built on what was once a Muslim farming settlement called Bulchar.
In the basement, the Marcianos found special cabinets containing fezzes, crowns, faux-chain-mail headdresses, fanciful Egyptian-style hats like the ones worn by Osiris, or Papa Smurf; a huge space devoted to strappy Biblical sandals.
Who knew a little man in a fez drinking from a never-emptying glass could be so zen.
But everyone in Minnesota knows that there’s only one person who can rock a size-four-foot fez.
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Origin and Etymology of fez
French, from Fez, Morocco
First Known Use: circa 1803See Words from the same year
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Definition of fez for English Language Learners
: a type of round red hat that has a flat top and no brim
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Definition of fez for Students
: a round red felt hat that usually has a tassel but no brim
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