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tar·boosh

also tar·bush  (tär-bo͞osh′)
n.
See fez.

[Modern colloquial Arabic ṭarbūš, perhaps from Spanish traposo, ragged, or trapucho, old rag, worthless item of clothing (perhaps used as a slang term for the tarboosh, the typical male headwear of the Maghreb, by Moriscos who settled in the Maghreb after their expulsion from Spain in the 1600s) , from trapo, rag, from Late Latin drappus, cloth, perhaps of Gaulish origin.]

tarboosh

(tɑːˈbuːʃ) ,

tarbush

or

tarbouche

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a felt or cloth brimless cap resembling the fez, usually red and often with a silk tassel, worn alone or as part of a turban by Muslim men
[C18: from Arabic tarbūsh]

tar•boosh

or tar•bush

(tɑrˈbuʃ)

n.
a tasseled felt or cloth hat resembling a fez, worn by Muslim men.
[1695–1705; < Arabic ṭarbūsh < Ottoman Turkish terposh, probably < Persian sarposh headdress (sar head + pūsh covering), by association with Turkish ter sweat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tarboosh - a felt cap (usually red) for a mantarboosh - a felt cap (usually red) for a man; shaped like a flat-topped cone with a tassel that hangs from the crown
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
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