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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And the fez makers lost most of their clientele.
▪ Bobbie too had wrapped herself in a black cloak, though not of fur, and had at least discarded the fez.
▪ I saw Bobbie's red fez among the crowd.
▪ Ironically, another dress fez as worn by Benito Mussolini topped this figure, selling at £10,000.
▪ The origin of the fez is disputed.
▪ The shop remains one of only two fez makers in this teeming city.
▪ Very handsome with oiled hair and a fez.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fez \Fez\ (f[e^]z), n. [F., fr. the town of Fez in Morocco.] A felt or cloth cap, usually red and having a tassel, -- a variety of the tarboosh. See Tarboosh.
--B. Taylor.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1802, from French fez, from Turkish fes, probably ultimately from Fez, the city in Morocco, where this type of tasseled cap was principally made. Made part of the Turkish official dress by sultan Mahmud II.


n. A felt hat in the shape of a truncated cone and having a flat top with a tassel attached.

Fez (disambiguation)
  • A fez is a type of felt hat.

Fez or FEZ may also refer to:

  • Fès, the third largest city of Morocco

The fez (, plural fezzes or fezes from Arabic Faas " فاس " : the main town of Morocco before 1927 ), as well as its equivalent, the tarboosh ( / , ALA-LC: ṭarbūsh), is a felt headdress of two types: either in the shape of a truncated cone made of red felt, or a short cylinder made of kilim fabric, both usually with a tassel attached to the top. The tarboosh and the modern fez, which is similar, owe much of their development and popularity to the Ottoman era.

Fez (That '70s Show)

Fez (born August 4, 1960) is a fictional character and one of the four male leads on the Fox Network's That '70s Show, portrayed by Wilmer Valderrama. He was the foreign exchange student in a group of six local teenagers.

FEZ (software)

Fez is an open source project, developed by the University of Queensland Library, to produce and maintain a highly flexible web interface to Fedora (software) for any library or institution to configure and publish or archive documents of any type sustainably. It is web-based written using PHP and MYSQL. It is licensed under GNU General Public License (GPL).

Fez (video game)

Fez (stylized as FEZ) is an indie puzzle-platform video game developed by Polytron Corporation and published by Trapdoor. The player-character Gomez receives a fez that reveals his two-dimensional (2D) world to be one of four sides of a three-dimensional (3D) world. The player rotates between these four 2D views to realign platforms and solve the game's puzzles. The object of the game is to collect cubes and cube fragments to restore order to the universe.

The game was called an "underdog darling of the indie game scene" during its high-profile and protracted five-year development cycle. Fez designer and Polytron founder Phil Fish gained celebrity status for his outspoken public persona and his prominence in the 2012 documentary Indie Game: The Movie, which detailed Fez final stages of development and Polytron's related legal issues. Fez met critical acclaim upon its April 2012 release for Xbox Live Arcade. The game was ported to other platforms following the expiration of a yearlong exclusivity agreement.

Reviewers commended the game's emphasis on discovery and freedom, but criticized its technical issues, in-game navigation, and endgame backtracking. They likened the game's rotation mechanic to the 2D–3D shifts of Echochrome, Super Paper Mario, and Crush. Fez won awards including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize and Eurogamer 2012 Game of the Year. It had sold one million copies by the end of 2013, and it influenced games such as Monument Valley, Crossy Road, and Secrets of Rætikon. A planned sequel was canceled when Fish abruptly left the industry.

Fez (Frank Stella)

Fez is a 1964 painting by the modern artist Frank Stella. Multiple editions of the work exist, with one additionally in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Fez (nightclub)

The Fez under Time Cafe, known as the Fez, was a nightclub and restaurant on Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in New York City's NoHo District. The club closed in February 2005. It hosted numerous musicians and comedians, including Rufus Wainwright, Stella, Carly Simon and Jeff Buckley.

Usage examples of "fez".

This young lady managed the whole family, even a little the small beflounced sister, who, with bold pretty innocent eyes, a torrent of fair silky hair, a crimson fez, such as is worn by male Turks, very much askew on top of it, and a way of galloping and straddling about the ship in any company she could pick up--she had long thin legs, very short skirts and stockings of every tint-- was going home, in elegant French clothes, to resume an interrupted education.

Then Tirant, King Escariano, the King of Fez and many other barons and knights went onto the cenotaph until it was completely filled.

Ela fez que sim e olhou sorrindo para a mulher dele e, depois, para os filhos.

Comentei: - Nosso amor fez bem ao deles, que estava meio debilitado pela gravidez e pelo parto.

The Negro commissionaire wore a striped djibbah and a tarboosh while the chasseur, an Annamite, wore a red fez with his dinner jacket.

They put on their fezzes with the big tassels and girded on their belts.

Bigode sentou-se ao meu lado, depois agarrou meu queixo e fez com que olhasse para seus olhos, bem perto dos meus.

Miss Prendergast, when Hassan came through to tell me El Mico had secured The Object and now wished me to have two persons flown in from Fez as soon as possible, I was unable to finish my breakfast with excitement.

Here and there, too, he cracked a joke, here and there drank a raki, and went on his way with his fez still more to one side and his step still lighter.

Polyxigis now put on his big fez, tilted it to one side so that its tassel fell saucily over his left shoulder, and set out on his way, striding from stone to stone, to the good barber Paraskevas.

He was dressed like a fellah, with the long blue yelek, and a poor wool fez, and round the fez was a white cloth, as it were to protect his mouth from the night air, after the manner of the peasant.

Boaz-Jachin saw his face still crying under the old black brimless hat that was not a skullcap and not a fez as the lorry, trailing its aroma of petrol, oranges, and orange-crate wood, pulled out into the road and away.

So he sold to a Jewish merchant in the Mellah the couches and great chairs which he had bought out of England, as well as the carpets from Rabat, the silken hangings from Fez, and the purple canopies from Morocco city.

I dismounted, and delivering the reins of the good horse to Miss Pinfold, I took the Jew of Fez, even Hayim Ben Attar, by the hand, and went up to Mr.

Ferrara, is on leave in Italy, and the Mission is now represented by Captain Campini, who lives at Fez with his family.