Dictionary.com

tarboosh

or tar·bush

[ tahr-boosh ]
/ tɑrˈbuʃ /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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

Words nearby tarboosh

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use tarboosh in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tarboosh

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK