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1.
A hat that went from the sure sign of an early 1900's tough guy, to the sure sign of a 1980's and onward loser who is desperately seeking for a style to call their own (and ruining everything they touch in the process).

Definition inspired by epicurus's words.
You better take that fedora off before some guy with seborrheic dermatitis and a pizza goiter adds you to his LiveJournal community.
by Donottouchthis January 26, 2008
 
2.
A hat that shouldn't be worn by anyone who isn't Indiana Jones or Michael Jackson.
oh, you're so cool because you're wearing a fedora.
by Not a bum June 14, 2013
 
3.
The sweet hat that Indiana Jones wears.
Indiana Jones always has his fedora with him.
by Steven December 15, 2003
 
4.
In the first half of the 20th century, this was a hat synonymous with manly style. It was about looking cool without appearing juvenile.

In present times, the fedora is a trademark of the socially inept beta male. He is attempting to distance himself from pop culture with the distinct style of past fashion. But he captures none of the suave, and only comes off looking like an oblivious, pompous fool. This is especially the case when it's a low-quality fedora coupled with unfashionable clothes and an unkempt appearance.

Modern fedora-wearers are typically associated with the *chan internet culture and Asperger's Syndrome (aspie).
If you are not Humphrey Bogart, you should not wear a fedora.
by Xcalibur201 September 15, 2013
 
5.
One of the coolest hats known to man. Worn by 1920's business men, Indiana Jones, and private detectives - All of which have legendary levels of manliness. Some what ironic because the Fedora started as a hat made for women.

Now used by people who think the fedora will make them look cooler, but don't realize that a t-shirt and a pair of jeans does not work with a fucking fedora. Still the Fedora will always be the coolest of hats. Regardless of who wears it.
Luke: What type of hat is that? Is that a Bowler hat?

Chris: No it's a Fedora, like the one in Indiana Jones.

Luke: THAT'S FUCKING NEATO!
by Skullwood November 09, 2009
 
6.
A mens' formal hat characterised by a snap brim and a tapered crown with three to five creases. Usually made of felt, but sometimes out of straw.
Joe looks sharp in his black fedora, but he's insistent that it makes him look gay.
by the pope June 08, 2004
 
7.
A Linux distro that spun off of RedHat after RH closed its source code. Fedora offers a hacked version of RedHat 9.
Fedora is one of RedHat's excuses to successfully close their source code.
by restin256 January 16, 2004