tar·​boosh tär-ˈbüsh How to pronounce tarboosh (audio)
variants or less commonly tarbush
: a red hat similar to the fez worn especially by Muslim men

Word History


Arabic ṭarbūsh

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tarboosh was in 1702

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“Tarboosh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarboosh. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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