Definition of beret in English:

beret

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛreɪ
 
, -ri/

noun

  • A round flattish cap of felt or cloth.
    More example sentences
    • Turn out your cupboard for old straw sunhats, berets, baseball caps and felt hats.
    • Try on a cool beret, cowboy hat or newsboy to hide your straggly fringe.
    • The Colonel said the soldiers would have been wearing helmets or berets, not floppy hats as in the photographs.

Origin

early 19th century: from French béret 'Basque cap', from Old Provençal berret, based on late Latin birrus 'hooded cape'. Compare with biretta.

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