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tarboosh

or tar·bush

[ tahr-boosh ]
/ tɑrˈbuʃ /
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noun

a tasseled cap of cloth or felt, usually red, that is worn by Muslim men either by itself or as the inner part of the turban.

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Origin of tarboosh

1695–1705; <Arabic ṭarbūsh<Ottoman Turkish terposh, probably <Persian sarposh headdress (equivalent to sar head + pūsh covering), by association with Turkish ter sweat

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tarboosh

tarbush or tarbouche

/ (tɑːˈbuːʃ) /

noun

a felt or cloth brimless cap resembling the fez, usually red and often with a silk tassel, worn alone or as part of a turban by Muslim men

Word Origin for tarboosh

C18: from Arabic tarbūsh
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