from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A round, soft, brimless cap that fits snugly and is often worn angled to one side.
- n. A Green Beret.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of round, brimless cap with a soft top and a headband to secure it to the head; usually culturally associated with France.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A round flat woolen cap worn by the Basque peasantry.
- n. Same as biretta.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth
French béret, from French dialectal berret and from Old Provençal berret, cap, both from Late Latin birrus, hooded cloak; see biretta.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French béret, from Occitan (Gascon) berret ("cap"), from Medieval Latin birretum, from Late Latin birrus ("large hooded cloak"), from Gaulish berros 'short, clipped' (compare Welsh byrr, Middle Irish berr). Compare biretta. (Wiktionary)