Headgear.


First published in April 2012

Word Definition
kufiA close-fitting brimless cylindrical or round hat.
liripipe(Obs.) a long tail of a hood, esp in old academic or clerical dress.
mobcapA plain cap or headdress for women or girls; especially, one tying under the chin by a very broad band, generally of the same material as the cap itself.
modius(Lat.) a tall cylindrical head-dress with which certain gods are represented in classical art > MODII.
montero(Spanish) a huntsman's cap with side flaps.
nikabA veil covering the face, worn by Muslim women.
nubiaA woman's soft fleecy scarf for the head and neck.
pagri(Hindi) a turban, a light scarf worn round a hat to keep out the sun.
patka(Pashto) a scarf worn as a head-covering by Sikh men in place of a turban.
petasos(Greek) the winged cap of Mercury; also, a broad-brimmed, low-crowned hat worn by Greeks and Romans.
pirnie(Scots) a striped nightcap.
porkpieA felt, straw, or cloth hat with a low telescoped crown, flat top, and brim turned up all around or up in back and down in front.
potae(Maori) a hat.
pschent(Greek) the crown of the Egyptian Pharaohs.
romal(Urdu) a handkerchief or headcloth.
shako(Hungarian) the hat usually worn by members of a marching band.
skidlidA crash-helmet.
songkok(Malay) an oval brimless hat.
stephane(Greek) an ancient Greek headdress like a diadem.
stetson(Tradename) a type of cowboy hat.
tarboosh(Arabic) a fez, a hat worn by Muslim men.
terai(Hindi) a wide-brimmed ventilated hat.
titfer(Sl.) Cockney rhyming slang for a hat.
topee(Hindi) a tropical pith helmet.
toquet(Fr.) a kind of cap worn in the 16th century.
tricornA hat with three points such as was worn by American revolutionaries.
tulipant(Obs.) a turban.
tuque(Fr.) a knitted, cylindrical woollen cap with tapered ends that is worn with one end tucked into the other.
voletA short veil worn at the back of the head.
yarmulkeA Jewish skullcap.