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.

Origin of fez

1795–1805; < Turkish fes, after Fes Fez

Related forms

fez·zy, adjective

Definition for fez (2 of 3)

Fez

[ fez ]
/ fɛz /

noun

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

Definition for fez (3 of 3)

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 (1 of 3)

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 Forms

fezzed, adjective

Word Origin for fez

C19: via French from Turkish, from Fez

British Dictionary definitions for fez (2 of 3)

Fez

/ (fɛz) /

noun

a variant of Fès

British Dictionary definitions for fez (3 of 3)

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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