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fedora

[fi-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /fɪˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/
noun
1.
a soft felt hat with a curled brim, worn with the crown creased lengthwise.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; said to be named after Fédora, play by Victorien Sardou (1831-1908)
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Examples from the web for fedora
  • He walked with a limp, had a cane, wore a white fedora and had a hoop earring in his right ear.
  • Charlie would often wear a baseball cap or fedora that shadowed his face.
  • He wears a bold tie and a fedora-type hat tilted at a rakish angle.
British Dictionary definitions for fedora

fedora

/fɪˈdɔːrə/
noun
1.
a soft felt or velvet medium-brimmed hat, usually with a band
Word Origin
C19: allegedly named after Fédora (1882), play by French dramatist Victorien Sardou (1831–1908)
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Word Origin and History for fedora
n.

1887, American English, from "Fédora," a popular play by Victorien Sardou (1831-1908) that opened 1882, in which the heroine, a Russian princess named Fédora Romanoff, originally was performed by Sarah Bernhardt. During the play, Bernhardt, a notorious cross-dresser, wore a center-creased, soft brimmed hat. Women's-rights activists adopted the fashion. The proper name is Russian fem. of Fedor, from Greek Theodoros, literally "gift of god," from theos "god" + doron "gift" (see date (n.1)).

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fedora in Technology
operating system, project
An open source project, sponsored by Red Hat, Inc., and potentially feeding into their products.
Fedora Home (http://fedora.redhat.com/).
(2005-12-27)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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