- 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
Examples from the Web for fezzes
Historical Examples of fezzes
It never occurred to her that those people in turbans and fezzes were human.Captain Macedoine's Daughter
The dark faces under the fezzes were changed by the fervor of battle; the bared teeth shone out beside the locks of the rifles.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
They buried their identities under darkened hair, false moustaches, fezzes, and forged vecikas.Eastern Nights - and Flights
The hillside became a perfect storm of fezzes; the tide of spectators rose till its waves touched the housetops.The Ship Dwellers
Albert Bigelow Paine
Turbans and chimney-pots salaam to each other, and fezzes nod to straw hats and wide-awakes.The Battery and the Boiler
- an originally Turkish brimless felt or wool cap, shaped like a truncated cone, usually red and with a tassel
Word Origin for fez
- a variant of Fès
Word Origin and History for fezzes
1802, from French fez, from Turkish fes, probably ultimately from Fez, the city in Morocco, where this type of tasseled cap was principally made.