Definition of beret in English:

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beret

Pronunciation: /bəˈrā/

noun

A round flattish cap of felt or cloth.
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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Syllabification: be·ret

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