Definition of headdress
: an often elaborate covering for the head
Examples of headdress in a Sentence
The dancers wore ceremonial headdresses.
most of the acrobats riding the horses and elephants wore some sort of fancy headdress
Recent Examples of headdress from the Web
One was wearing an afro-style wig and bananas on a string, while the other was wearing a Cameroon jersey and a headdress while holding a drum.
One was wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim headdress.
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.
Don't expect to see much computing featured in Bill Blass's next collection, but this kind of digital headdress will become more common.
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First Known Use of headdress
HEADDRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of headdress for English Language Learners
: a decorative covering for your head
HEADDRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of headdress for Students
: a covering or ornament for the head
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