cocked hat

noun
\ ˈkäkt- How to pronounce cocked hat (audio) \

Definition of cocked hat

1 : a hat with brim turned up to give a 3-cornered appearance
2 : a hat with brim turned up on two sides and worn either front to back or sideways

First Known Use of cocked hat

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cocked hat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cocked hat

old-fashioned : a hat with the edges turned up on two or three sides

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