This word comes from a 19th century play by Victorien Sardou titled "Fédora". The heroine, Fédora Romazov, wore a center-creased, soft brimmed hat. The name comes from the Russian Федо́ра (Fedóra), feminine form of Фёдор (Fjódor), from Ancient Greek Θεόδωρος (Theódōros, “gift of god”), derived from θεός (theós, “god”) and δῶρον (dôron, “gift”)
fedora (plural fedoras)
- A felt hat with a fairly low, creased crown with a brim that can be turned up or down.
- (Internet slang, pejorative) An atheist, especially one of obnoxious temperament.
- “fedora” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.