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What is "Beret" - Definition & Explanation

A beret is a soft round cap with a flat crown and is normally worn by both men and women. The cap fits snugly around the head, and the soft crown can be shaped in a variety of ways. It is commonly pushed to one side. Berets were originally worn by Northern Basque peasants and were knitted from wool. Today berets are normally made from wool felt.
Round soft hat often made from felt, but can be knitted. Popular during the first and second world wars and is still a item of military uniform today. Itís most noted revival was in the late 1960s and 1970s. examples

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