- a soft felt hat with a curled brim, worn with the crown creased lengthwise.
Origin of fedora
Related Words for fedorahelmet, fedora, headgear, lid, straw, bucket, bonnet, sailor, skimmer, millinery, Stetson, Panama, chapeau, bowler, boater, sombrero, topper, tam, headpiece
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Contemporary Examples of fedora
In Gallagher's view, Sky isn't just a guy who looks smooth tilting his fedora, "he's a gambler who loves the long shot."New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’
April 6, 2014
In each picture, she poses in front of photographs of Anne Frank while wearing her most serious face and fedora.Should Beyoncé Have Instagrammed From the Anne Frank House?
March 21, 2014
Will Bruno Mars rock a Fedora and the Chili Peppers go without shirts?The Weird Wild World of Super Bowl Betting
January 30, 2014
The men favored tailored coats and neat ties, perhaps even a fedora for added polish.The MLK Memorial’s Fashion Moment
August 23, 2011
Historical Examples of fedora
Did you see that, Fedora, tanned as a roof guard and with that hair!City of Endless Night
I love you, Fedora, and I will be faithful to you all my life.
I just want you to realise, Fedora, that you are your own mistress.
"There's nothing in life which I could give her that Fedora sha'n't have," he asserted.
The Fijian—he who had escaped from the massacre of the Fedora—was the guide."Martin Of Nitendi"; and The River Of Dreams
- a soft felt or velvet medium-brimmed hat, usually with a band
Word Origin for fedora
1887, American English, from "Fédora," a popular play by Victorien Sardou (1831-1908) that opened 1882, in which the heroine, a Russian princess named Fédora Romanoff, originally was performed by Sarah Bernhardt. During the play, Bernhardt, a notorious cross-dresser, wore a center-creased, soft brimmed hat. Women's-rights activists adopted the fashion. The proper name is Russian fem. of Fedor, from Greek Theodoros, literally "gift of god," from theos "god" + doron "gift" (see date (n.1)).