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A soft felt hat with a fairly low crown creased lengthwise and a brim that can be turned up or down.
[Originally an American commercial designation from 1883, after Fédora (1882), a play by French dramatist Victorien Sardou (1831-1908) in which Sarah Bernhardt returned to the stage of the Comédie Française to great acclaim in the role of a fictional Russian princess named Fédora Romanoff (several styles of women's clothing from 1883 were also named after the popular play, although no contemporary evidence indicates that a hat like a fedora was worn by any of the cast of the original production), from Fédora, the French form of Fedora, Russian form of the Greek name Theodōra : theos, god; see theo- + dōron, gift; see thermidor.]
(Clothing & Fashion) a soft felt or velvet medium-brimmed hat, usually with a band
[C19: allegedly named after Fédora (1882), play by French dramatist Victorien Sardou (1831–1908)]
fe•do•ra(fɪˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə)
n., pl. -ras.
a soft felt hat with a curved brim, worn with the crown creased lengthwise.
[1885–90, Amer.; said to be after Fédora, play by Victorien Sardou (1831–1908)]
A soft felt hat with a brim that can be turned up and a crown with a crease running from front to back.
n → Filzhut m