coolie hat

noun

Definition of coolie hat 

: a conical-shaped usually straw hat worn especially to protect the head from the heat of the sun

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There are anime explosion effects (Japan), a tattoo of Chinese characters (China), a reference to mai tais (Polynesian), and coolie hats (Vietnam); Chun Li herself is a Chinese character written by a Japanese video game maker. Andrew Chow, refinery29.com, "Let's Be Real: Asian And Black Artists Aren't "Celebrating" Each Other Through Hip-Hop," 22 May 2018

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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