From French béret, from Occitan (Gascon) berret (“cap”), from Medieval Latin birretum, from Late Latin birrus (“large hooded cloak”), from Gaulish berros 'short, clipped' (compare Welsh byrr, Middle Irish berr). Compare biretta.
beret (plural berets)
- A type of round, brimless cap with a soft top and a headband to secure it to the head; usually culturally associated with France.
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See also 
- beret (headgear)