a brimless felt hat shaped like a truncated cone, usually red, with a flat crown from which a long, black tassel hangs: the Turkish national headdress of men in the 19th and early 20th cent.
Origin of fezFrench from Turkish fes, after Fez
city in NC Morocco
A man's brimless felt cap in the shape of a flat-topped cone, usually colored red and adorned with a silk tassel, once widely worn in the Ottoman Empire and other regions with Muslim populations and still worn today in some Muslim countries. Also called tarboosh .
Origin of fezFrench from Ottoman Turkish fes from Fes the kingdom of Morocco, the city of Fez (which exported such caps to the Ottoman Empire)
A city of north-central Morocco east of Casablanca. The oldest part of the city was founded in the 8th century and reached the height of its influence in the mid-1300s.x
(plural fezzes or fezes)
- A city in Morocco.