tarboosh
also tarbush noun Etymology: Arabic ṭarbūsh Date: 1702 a red hat similar to the fez worn especially by Muslim men

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  • Tarboosh — Tar*boosh , n. [Ar. tarb?sh; perhaps from Per. sar posh headdress: cf. F. tarbouch.] A red cap worn by Turks and other Eastern nations, sometimes alone and sometimes swathed with linen or other stuff to make a turban. See {Fez}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tarboosh — [tär bo͞osh′] n. [Ar ṭarbūsh] a brimless cap of cloth or felt shaped like a truncated cone, worn by Muslim men, sometimes as the inner part of a turban …   English World dictionary

  • tarboosh — /tahr boohsh /, n. 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. Also, tarbush. [1695 1705; < Ar tarbush < Ottoman Turk terposh, prob. < Pers sarposh headdress (equiv …   Universalium

  • tarboosh — noun /tɑːˈbuːʃ/ A red felt or cloth cap with a tassel, worn in the Arab world; a fez. The man in the tarboosh turned finally and nodded in a strangely familiar way …   Wiktionary

  • tarboosh —    , tarbush    (tahr BOOSH) [Arabic] A brimless cloth or red felt cap with a silk tassel, worn by Muslim men …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • tarboosh — [tα: bu:ʃ] noun a man s cap similar to a fez, typically of red felt with a tassel at the top. Origin C18: from Egyptian Arab. ṭarbūš, based on Pers. sarpūš, from sar head + pūš cover …   English new terms dictionary

  • tarboosh — tar·boosh …   English syllables

  • tarboosh — tar•boosh or tar•bush [[t]tɑrˈbuʃ[/t]] n. clo a tasseled felt or cloth hat resembling a fez, worn by Muslim men • Etymology: 1695–1705; < Ar ṭarbūsh < Ottoman Turkish terposh, prob. < Pers sarposh headdress (sar head +pūsh covering), by… …   From formal English to slang

  • tarboosh — /taˈbuʃ/ (say tah boohsh) noun a cap of cloth or felt (nearly always red) with a tassel, worn by Muslim men either by itself or as the inner part of the turban. Also, tarbush, tarbouche. {Arabic tarbūsh} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tarboosh —   n. fez …   Dictionary of difficult words

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