- a covering or decoration for the head: a tribal headdress of feathers.
- a style or manner of arranging the hair.
Origin of headdress
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Examples from the Web for headdress
In 2007, a Dorset man brought a lawn statute featuring a recognizable Egyptian headdress to an expert for evaluation.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance
The Daily Beast
October 24, 2014
But some fashion-conscious Sikhs are reclaiming the individuality of their headdress.
He said he thought it “seemed right” to put his “sailors” in the headdress after seeing images of Sikh turbans.
Her beige niqab (a conservative Islamic headdress that shows only the eyes) was stained from hours of crying.The Morning After Egypt’s Rabaa Massacre
July 29, 2013
Gbowee shook her head—wrapped, as usual, in a colorful African headdress —and sighed.'It's Made My Voice Louder'
October 8, 2011
He gave a final touch to the headdress and the buffalo robe.The Eyes of the Woods
Joseph A. Altsheler
Instruction in use of signals; use of headdress, etc., in making signals.
In the absence of signal flags the headdress or other substitute may be used.
The headdress must not be raised to ladies, but they must be given the military salute.
Fleetfoot wished that he could have a headdress and take part in the dance.The Later Cave-Men
Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
- any head covering, esp an ornate one or one denoting a rank or occupation
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Word Origin and History for headdress
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