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fedora

[ fi-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh ]
/ fɪˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə /
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noun

a soft felt hat with a curled brim, worn with the crown creased lengthwise.

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Origin of fedora

1885–90, Americanism; said to be named after Fédora, play by Victorien Sardou (1831–1908)
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British Dictionary definitions for fedora

fedora
/ (fɪˈdɔːrə) /

noun

a soft felt or velvet medium-brimmed hat, usually with a band

Word Origin for fedora

C19: allegedly named after Fédora (1882), play by French dramatist Victorien Sardou (1831–1908)
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