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tarboosh

[tahr-boosh] /tɑrˈbuʃ/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of tarboosh
1695-1705
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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  • The waist band supports a large sword and a tarboosh.
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tarboosh

/tɑːˈbuːʃ/
noun
1.
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
C18: from Arabic tarbūsh
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