a covering or decoration for the head: a tribal headdress of feathers.
a style or manner of arranging the hair.

Origin of headdress

First recorded in 1695–1705; head + dress
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Related Words for headdress

helmet, hat, turban, tiara, cap, crown, bonnet, coronet, hood, coiffure, biretta, toque, busby, miter, bandore

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British Dictionary definitions for headdress



any head covering, esp an ornate one or one denoting a rank or occupation
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Word Origin and History for headdress

1703, from head (n.) + dress (n.).

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