- a small cap, akin to the biretta, worn in the Middle Ages by soldiers and ecclesiastics.
Origin of barret
Examples from the Web for barret
Historical Examples of barret
What,” asked Barret, “would become of the town, if all men thought as you do?
“Here, let me look,” said Barret, taking the note from the boy.
“Perhaps you are right,” said Barret, smoking harder than ever.
Willie, moreover, said he would go and consult his friend Barret about it.
“He is an old schoolfellow of mine,” said Barret in a low voice.
- a small flat cap resembling a biretta
Word Origin for barret
Word Origin and History for barret
type of flat cap, 1828, from French barrette, cognate with Spanish birreta, Italian beretta (see biretta).