cowboy hat

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of cowboy hat

: a wide-brimmed hat with a large soft crown called also ten-gallon hat

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First Known Use of cowboy hat

1895

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cowboy hat

Definition of cowboy hat for English Language Learners

  • : a type of soft hat that has a wide brim and that is worn especially by cowboys and cowgirls


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