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Definition of beret noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

beret

 noun
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BrE BrE//ˈbereɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bəˈreɪ//
 
 
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a round flat cap made out of soft cloth a soldier wearing the light blue beret of the United Nations Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French béret ‘Basque cap’, from Old Provençal berret, based on late Latin birrus ‘hooded cape’. Compare with biretta.
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