coolie hat


Definition of coolie hat

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

Examples of coolie hat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Let's Be Real: Asian And Black Artists Aren't "Celebrating" Each Other Through Hip-Hop," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of coolie hat

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Coolie hat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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