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 FesFez

OTHER WORDS FROM fez

fezzy, adjective

Definition for fez (2 of 2)

Fez
[ fez ]
/ fɛz /

noun

a city in N Morocco: formerly one of the traditional capitals of the sultanate in the former French zone.
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British Dictionary definitions for fez (1 of 2)

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 of fez

fezzed, adjective

Word Origin for fez

C19: via French from Turkish, from Fez

British Dictionary definitions for fez (2 of 2)

Fez
/ (fɛz) /

noun

a variant of Fès
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