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trilby

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noun tril·by \ˈtril-bē\

Simple Definition of trilby

  • : a soft hat with part of the top pushed in

Full Definition of trilby

plural trilbies

chiefly British

  1. :  a soft felt hat with indented crown

Origin of trilby

from the fact that such a hat was worn in the London stage version of the novel Trilby (1894) by George du Maurier


First Known Use: 1897

Rhymes with trilby


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