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beret

[ buh-rey ]
/ bəˈreɪ /
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noun
a soft, visorless cap with a close-fitting headband and a wide, round top often with a tab at its center.
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Origin of beret

1820–30; <French <Gascon berret, OPr. ber(r)et.See biretta

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH beret

barrette, beret
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British Dictionary definitions for beret

beret
/ (ˈbɛreɪ) /

noun
a round close-fitting brimless cap of soft wool material or felt

Word Origin for beret

C19: from French béret, from Old Provençal berret, from Medieval Latin birrettum cap; see biretta
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