Adjective "tarboosh" definition and examples

(Tarboosh may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A man's cap similar to a fez, typically of red felt with a tassel at the top.
  1. 'The room was full of Egyptians, sitting drinking black coffee with the red tarbooshes on their heads.'
  2. 'Whilst you're about it, perhaps you could suggest the name of a local emporium in which a fellow might purchase a tarboosh?'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"hats can be tarboosh."


Early 18th century: from Egyptian Arabic ṭarbūš, based on Persian sarpūš, from sar ‘head’ + pūš ‘cover’.