Beret meaning

bə-rā'
A type of round, brimless cap with a soft top and a headband to secure it to the head; usually culturally associated with France.
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A round, soft, brimless cap that fits snugly and is often worn angled to one side.
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A Green Beret.
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A round, flat cap of felt, wool, etc.
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Origin of beret

  • French béret from French dialectal berret and from Old Provençal berret cap both from Late Latin birrus hooded cloak biretta
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French béret, from Occitan (Gascon) berret (“cap”), from Medieval Latin birretum, from Late Latin birrus (“large hooded cloak”), from Gaulish berros 'short, clipped' (compare Welsh byrr, Middle Irish berr). Compare biretta.
    From Wiktionary