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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soft felt hat with a fairly low crown creased lengthwise and a brim that can be turned up or down.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A felt hat with a fairly low, creased crown with a brim that can be turned up or down.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A soft felt hat with a crown creased lengthwise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hat made of felt with a creased crown

Etymologies

After Fédora, a play by Victorien Sardou.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
This word comes from a 19th century play by Victorien Sardou titled "Fédora". The heroine, Fédora Romanoff, wore a center-creased, soft brimmed hat. The name comes from the Russian Федора (Fedóra), feminine form of Фёдор (Fjódor), from Ancient Greek Θεόδωρος (Theodoros, "gift of god"), derived from θεός (theos, "god") and δῶρον (doron, "gift") (Wiktionary)

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