chapeau

play
noun cha·peau \ sha-ˈpō , shə- \

Definition of chapeau

plural chapeaus play \-ˈpōz\ or chapeaux play \-ˈpō(z)\
:hat

Examples of chapeau in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of chapeau

Medieval French, from Old French chapel — more at chaplet



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