- a soft, visorless cap with a close-fitting headband and a wide, round top often with a tab at its center.
Origin of beret
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Contemporary Examples of beret
Gotta have the beret and megaphone if I want people to take me seriously!Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre
November 9, 2014
Like she said, she wants to move on and get out there and burn the blue dress and bury the beret.Monica Lewinsky Is Doomed: Trying To Craft a Career Outside Her Infamy May Be Impossible
July 2, 2014
With a giant hat tip of the beret to Charles “Best of Times/Worst of Times” Dickens.The Monica Column You Least Expected
May 11, 2014
I went out and bought a beret and a paperback entitled How to Direct le Film.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
I swear she was wearing a beret and striped tights, but I might be imagining that.The Savory Life of Sheila Lukins
September 1, 2009
Historical Examples of beret
Gloria took off her beret and crammed it into a drawer of her desk.
Gloria put the clay back into the drawer and reached for her beret.
She felt her hair falling about her neck and shoved it up underneath her beret.When the Owl Cries
These were the first thoughts that she did not confide to Beret.
Mildrid turned pale and stared at Beret, who stared back at her.
- a round close-fitting brimless cap of soft wool material or felt
Word Origin for beret
also berret, 1827, from French béret, 19c., from dialect of Béarn, from Old Gascon berret "cap," from Medieval Latin birretum, diminutive of Late Latin birrus "a large hooded cloak," perhaps of Gaulish origin. The round, flat cap originally was worn by Basque peasants.