cha·​peau | \ sha-ˈpō How to pronounce chapeau (audio) , shə-\
plural chapeaus\ sha-​ˈpōz How to pronounce chapeaus (audio) , shə-​ \ or chapeaux\ sha-​ˈpō(z) How to pronounce chapeaux (audio) , shə-​ \

Definition of chapeau

: hat

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Synonyms for chapeau


cap, hat, headdress, headgear, headpiece, lid [slang]

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Examples of chapeau in a Sentence

with her chapeau cocked jauntily to one side, the French actress was the very picture of Gallic insouciance

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Suddenly, the Instagram du jour was a cartoonishly large sun chapeau (bless you, Jacquemus!). Isabella Lalonde, Vogue, "The Best Hats for Fall Come in Prints, Patterns, and Extreme Proportions," 17 Oct. 2018 The bucket hat has dethroned the fedora as the chapeau du jour. Max Berlinger, The Seattle Times, "Move over fedora, the bucket hat is back," 16 Aug. 2018 And earlier today, Jacquemus brought the grand chapeau to the black sands of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, in an Instagram post that got fans dreaming of the beach. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Jacquemus Proves it's Never Too Cold to Wear (Or Dream About) A Straw Hat," 31 Jan. 2018 From Queen Elizabeth’s lime green and purple concoction to Princess Beatrice’s surprisingly subdued chapeau, here are some of the best (and most bizarre) hats from the royal wedding. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "The Best Hats From the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 From Oprah Winfrey’s whimsical fascinator to the Queen’s elegant chapeau, there was no shortage of statement-making toppers from attendees who came to watch Meghan and Prince Harry tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday, May 19. Cady Lang, Time, "The Craziest, Most British Hats Guests Wore to the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 The 34-year-old paired the outfit with a straw purse, canvas espadrilles and a white hat that matched the chapeau worn by her husband, James Matthews. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Pippa Middleton looks chic in red (while not confirming pregnancy) at French Open," 28 May 2018 Behind the curtain of Swarovski crystals dangling from her dramatic wide-brimmed chapeau, her mouth is saturated in a nefarious green onyx shade with a matching cut-crease gaze. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Cardi B Goes Platinum Blonde—then Pink—In her New Kill Bill-Inspired Music Video," 21 May 2018 For one New Orleanian Tyler's chapeau appropriation was a advertising dream come true. Doug Maccash,, "Nutty Steven Tyler borrows a custom-made New Orleans hat at Jazz Fest 2018," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of chapeau

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chapeau

Middle French, from Old French chapel — more at chaplet

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