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fez

[fez] /fɛz/
noun, plural fezzes.
1.
a felt cap, usually of a red color, having the shape of a truncated cone, and ornamented with a long black tassel, worn by men in Egypt and North Africa: formerly the national headdress of the Turks.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Turkish fes, after Fes Fez
Related forms
fezzy, adjective

Fez

[fez] /fɛz/
noun
1.
a city in N Morocco: formerly one of the traditional capitals of the sultanate in the former French zone.
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British Dictionary definitions for fez

Fès

/fɛs/
noun
1.
a city in N central Morocco, traditional capital of the north: became an independent kingdom in the 11th century, at its height in the 14th century; religious centre; university (850). Pop: 664 000 (2003)

fez

/fɛz/
noun (pl) fezzes
1.
an originally Turkish brimless felt or wool cap, shaped like a truncated cone, usually red and with a tassel
Derived Forms
fezzed, adjective
Word Origin
C19: via French from Turkish, from Fez

Fez

/fɛz/
noun
1.
a variant of Fès
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Word Origin and History for fez
n.

1802, from French fez, from Turkish fes, probably ultimately from Fez, the city in Morocco, where this type of tasseled cap was principally made.

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