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headdress

[hed-dres]
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noun
  1. a covering or decoration for the head: a tribal headdress of feathers.
  2. a style or manner of arranging the hair.

Origin of headdress

First recorded in 1695–1705; head + dress
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headdress

noun
  1. any head covering, esp an ornate one or one denoting a rank or occupation
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Word Origin and History for headdress

n.

1703, from head (n.) + dress (n.).

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