barret

[ bar-it ]
/ ˈbær ɪt /

noun

a small cap, akin to the biretta, worn in the Middle Ages by soldiers and ecclesiastics.

Origin of barret

1820–30; < French barrette, Middle French < dialectal Italian barretta (Italian berretta) biretta
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barret
/ (ˈbærɪt) /

noun

a small flat cap resembling a biretta

Word Origin for barret

C19: from French barrette, from Italian berretta biretta; compare beret
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