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headdress

[ hed-dres ]

noun

  1. a covering or decoration for the head: heads:

    a tribal headdress of feathers.

  2. a style or manner of arranging the hair.


headdress

/ ˈhɛdˌdrɛs /

noun

  1. any head covering, esp an ornate one or one denoting a rank or occupation


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Word History and Origins

Origin of headdress1

First recorded in 1695–1705; head + dress
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Example Sentences

According to court documents, Chansley confessed to federal agents that he was the man photographed in former Vice President Mike Pence’s chair on the Senate dais with his face painted, wearing a horned headdress and no shirt.

From Time

In 2007, a Dorset man brought a lawn statute featuring a recognizable Egyptian headdress to an expert for evaluation.

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.

He thought Redskins was funny, just as he thought the war paint and feather headdress he made the head coach wear were funny.

These were led by the Nizam, who were dressed entirely in black, except for the yellow, mitre-like headdress.

Why the ladies do not always give this beautiful headdress preference over ugly imported hats is a mystery to the masculine mind.

D'ye no think ye had best return this and get a woman with half her hair gray a little plainer headdress?

He then put on the headdress and his ornamental clothes and stood up and asked his woman how he appeared in them.

Each man wore a square-shaped headdress and all were chattering away with their peculiar guttural clicks.

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