A round, soft brimless tam (hat). It fits snugly, and is often worn angled to one side. It has long been a traditional mode of head-covering throughout Europe, and now other parts of the world. Men, women and children of all walks have worn it, and continue to, but it has been popularly associated with artists since the nineteenth century, to the extent that the stereotypical artist is depicted wearing a beret.

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  • béret — [ berɛ ] n. m. • 1835; du béarnais berret; bas lat. birrum ♦ Coiffure de laine souple, ronde et plate, sans bord. Béret basque. La baguette et le béret du Français moyen (dans les caricatures). Par anal. Toute coiffure de même forme. Béret de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Beret — bezeichnet Beret (Ungarn), ungarische Gemeinde Baqueira Beret, Skigebiet in den Pyrenäen Béret, Synonym für Baskenmütze Siehe auch: Green Beret Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • beret — BERÉT s.n. v. beretă. Trimis de paula, 03.02.2009. Sursa: DEX 98  BERÉT s.n. v. beretă. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • beret — (n.) also berret, 1827, from Fr. béret, 19c., from dialect of Béarn, from Old Gascon berret cap, from M.L. birretum, dim. of L.L. birrus a large hooded cloak, perhaps of Gaulish origin. The round, flat cap originally was worn by Basque peasants …   Etymology dictionary

  • beret — [bə rā′] n. [Fr béret < Prov berret < LL birrettum: see BIRETTA] a flat, round cap of felt, wool, etc …   English World dictionary

  • beret — eret n. a cap made of soft cloth with no brim or bill, widening somewhat outward from a close fitting headband to a flat top, which often has a button or tab in its center. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • béret — ou berret (bé rè ou bè rè) s. m. 1°   Toque de laine, ronde et plate, qui sert de coiffure aux paysans basques. 2°   Coiffure large et plate à l usage des dames. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Birette, DU CANGE birretum.. •   Que chascun porte manteau …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Beret — A round, flat cap of soft material, with a full crown, now very common, but formerly worn by Basque peasants …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • beret — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. beretecie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} płaskie, okrągłe nakrycie głowy bez daszka <fr. ze śrdwłac.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • beret — ► NOUN ▪ a flattish round cap of felt or cloth. ORIGIN French, Basque cap , from Latin birrus hooded cape …   English terms dictionary

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