Adjective "fez" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A flat-topped conical red hat with a black tassel on top, worn by men in some Muslim countries (formerly the Turkish national headdress).
  1. 'He had to wear a uniform: A fez with a tassel on it and a baggy suit of many colors.'
  2. 'When the fez was banned and the Panama hat went out of fashion, the veil was turned into a signifier for the supposed incommensurability between Islam and modern nationhood.'
  3. 'Arabic influences are strong, especially along the coast where the fez (a type of hat) and turban are commonplace.'
  4. 'There was a camel corps from India, the Dyak police from Borneo, Muslim zaptiehs in their red fezzes, soldiers from Fiji, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Zanzibar and many more.'
  5. 'The fez, the red cap worn by many Turks, conveyed social standing and, because it lacked a brim, made it possible for its wearer to touch the ground with his forehead when saying prayers.'
  6. 'Numbering more than 30 items so far, each measuring 4 or 5 inches across, the series includes baseball caps, party hats, a fez, a motorcycle helmet and a hat with the Act Up logo on it.'
  7. 'The traditional headgear for Moroccan men is the fez, named after the Moroccan city of the same name.'
  8. 'Turbans, fezzes, yarmulkes and black lace veils, or mantillas, joined the zucchettos or skull caps of Catholic prelates on the basilica's steps in an extraordinary mix of religious and government leaders from around the world.'
  9. 'The shape in those days was that of a Turkish fez, something like that of the confections later known as sultanes.'
  10. 'Traditionally, older men wore breeches, a cummerbund, a striped shirt, a vest, and even a fez, a hat that was usually red.'

proper noun

A city in northern Morocco, founded in 808; population 977,946 (2004).

    More definitions

    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.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "factories can be fez."


    Early 19th century: from Turkish fes (perhaps via French fez), named after Fez, once the chief place of manufacture.