fez

[ fez ]
/ fɛz /

noun, plural fez·zes.

a felt cap, usually of a red color, having the shape of a truncated cone, and ornamented with a long black tassel, worn by men in Egypt and North Africa: formerly the national headdress of the Turks.

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Origin of fez

1795–1805; < Turkish fes, after Fes Fez

Related formsfez·zy, adjective

Fez

[ fez ]
/ fɛz /

noun

a city in N Morocco: formerly one of the traditional capitals of the sultanate in the former French zone.

Fès

[ fes ]
/ fɛs /

noun

a city in N Morocco: formerly one of the traditional capitals of the sultanate in the former French zone.
Also Fez [fez] /fɛz/.

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British Dictionary definitions for fez

fez

/ (fɛz) /

noun plural fezzes

an originally Turkish brimless felt or wool cap, shaped like a truncated cone, usually red and with a tassel
Derived Formsfezzed, adjective

Word Origin for fez

C19: via French from Turkish, from Fez

Fez

/ (fɛz) /

noun

a variant of Fès

Fès

Fez

/ (fɛs) /

noun

a city in N central Morocco, traditional capital of the north: became an independent kingdom in the 11th century, at its height in the 14th century; religious centre; university (850). Pop: 664 000 (2003)
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Word Origin and History for fez

fez

n.

1802, from French fez, from Turkish fes, probably ultimately from Fez, the city in Morocco, where this type of tasseled cap was principally made.

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