alpine hat


variants or Alpine hat
: a felt or wool hat of a kind associated with Alpine regions that typically has a crown which is slanted and often somewhat pointed towards the back and a rather narrow brim which is rolled in the back and flat in the front
… a true alpine hat that is part of the traditional dress of Austrian men and women.Nina S. Hyde, Washington Post, 3 May 1980
… a classic green felt Alpine hat with a plume and pins from worldly travel.Robin Brown, New Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 22 Sept. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alpine hat was in 1832

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“Alpine hat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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