[ fas-uh-ney-ter ]

  1. a person or thing that fascinates.

  2. a scarf of crochet work, lace, or the like, narrowing toward the ends, worn as a head covering by women.

Origin of fascinator

From Late Latin, dating back to 1740–50; see origin at fascinate, -tor

Words Nearby fascinator

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How to use fascinator in a sentence

  • He saw the gay fascinator coming about his house; but he was too proud and dignified to interfere.

    Macleod of Dare | William Black

British Dictionary definitions for fascinator


/ (ˈfæsɪˌneɪtə) /

  1. a lightweight, decorative head covering worn by women on formal occasions

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