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barret

[bar-it] /ˈbær ɪt/
noun
1.
a small cap, akin to the biretta, worn in the Middle Ages by soldiers and ecclesiastics.
Origin
dialectal Italian
1820-1830
1820-30; < French barrette, Middle French < dialectal Italian barretta (Italian berretta) biretta
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barret

/ˈbærɪt/
noun
1.
a small flat cap resembling a biretta
Word Origin
C19: from French barrette, from Italian berrettabiretta; compare beret
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Word Origin and History for barret
n.

type of flat cap, 1828, from French barrette, cognate with Spanish birreta, Italian beretta (see biretta).

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