tar-bush

tarboosh

[tahr-boosh]
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.
Also, tarbush.


Origin:
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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tarboosh, tarbush or tarbouche (tɑːˈbuːʃ)
 
n
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
 
[C18: from Arabic tarbūsh]
 
tarbush, tarbush or tarbouche
 
n
 
[C18: from Arabic tarbūsh]
 
tarbouche, tarbush or tarbouche
 
n
 
[C18: from Arabic tarbūsh]

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