tarboosh

or tar·bush

[tahr-boosh]

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

noun
  1. 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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