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.

Nearby words

  1. taraxacum,
  2. taraz,
  3. tarbell,
  4. tarbell, ida minerva,
  5. tarbes,
  6. tarbrush,
  7. tarde,
  8. tardenoisian,
  9. tardieu,
  10. tardieu, andré

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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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

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