bucket hat

noun

plural bucket hats
: a cloth hat (as of canvas or twill) with a downward-sloping brim and a soft circular crown
… to me there is nothing more intimidating than wearing a bucket hat. That brimmed shape—always tight fitted to the head—reminds me of hats I'd wear as a kid.Christian Allaire

Examples of bucket hat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bucket hat is typically a 1990s trend that was first revived by Rihanna in 2020. Nadja Sayej, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 The mom of two bundled up in a furry gray coat, oversize black bucket hat over her honey blonde layers and slouchy boots. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2024 The two of them and Evie were wearing US Open bucket hats emblazoned with crisscrossed tennis rackets. Carola Lovering, Vogue, 5 Feb. 2024 This scruffy, chatty gent who looks like Jesus in a bucket hat is not exactly welcome company. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 31 Jan. 2024 The actress, 31, was spotted with Swift, 34, and Kylie Kelce, 31, in a suite wearing a red fuzzy bucket hat and all-black outfit including a black coat, pants and top. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 In an era when TV talk shows seem rarely to yield an authentic or revelatory moment, Nealon had unintentionally captured one while out on a hike, wearing a bucket hat and reflective sunglasses. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2024 The Cricut Hat Press uses an iron press with a curved heat plate to make store-quality caps, visors, sun hats, and bucket hats right at home. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 12 Jan. 2024 The range includes a black crew neck sweatshirt, a black bucket hat, and a water bottle. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 2 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bucket hat was in 1934

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“Bucket hat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20hat. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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