Definition of 'beret'
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Example sentences containing 'beret'
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All units have their own way of wearing the beret properly and being proud of it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Marines recruits must pass four tests if they are to earn their green beret. The Sun (2014)It had been shot off in the days when he used to wear a red beret and ragged fatigues. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)Dressed in a red beret and military uniform, the soldier seemed indifferent to my cry for help. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The 169 remaining members of the troop are within gasping distance of being awarded the coveted green beret. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A nice red beret and matching gloves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If a peace plan is agreed we may face a stark choice between a blue beret and a Nato helmet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And somewhere along the route I managed to drop my green beret. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They would love to wear a beret but are scared of being laughed at should anyone discover they actually weren't born in a local field. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He landed, jumped up and paraded in his maroon Para beret. The Sun (2009)THESE hats look beret similar! The Sun (2006)Before they left I saw a Belgian remove his blue beret and stamp on it in disgust. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
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Translations for 'beret'
British English: beret /ˈbɛreɪ/ NOUN
A beret is a circular, flat hat that is made of soft material and has no brim.
- American English: beret
- Arabic: بِيرِيه
- Brazilian Portuguese: boina
- Chinese: 贝雷帽
- Croatian: beretka
- Czech: baret
- Danish: baret
- Dutch: baret
- European Spanish: boina
- Finnish: baskeri
- French: béret
- German: Baskenmütze
- Greek: μπερές
- Italian: berretto
- Japanese: ベレー帽
- Korean: 베레모
- Norwegian: beret
- Polish: beret
- European Portuguese: boina
- Romanian: beretă
- Russian: берет
- Spanish: boina
- Swedish: basker
- Thai: หมวกกลม
- Turkish: bere giyim
- Ukrainian: берет
- Vietnamese: mũ nồi
Definition of beret from the Collins English Dictionary
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