cowboy hat


Definition of cowboy hat 

: a wide-brimmed hat with a large soft crown

called also ten-gallon hat

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Kiir, a cowboy hat-wearing member of the ethnic Dinka tribe, appointed Riek Machar to be his vice president. Jennifer Williams, Vox, "South Sudan’s civil war has raged for 5 years. Now the leaders of the two sides are meeting.," 20 June 2018 While all of the images are incredible, Gannett says that one of her favorite moments from the shoot was when Darr put on Meriwether's cowboy hat. Samantha Brodsky, Good Housekeeping, "Grieving Bride Honors Late Fiancé With Emotional Photo Shoot," 14 June 2017 Put on your cowboy hat: Summerfest may be over, but another music festival is on its way. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 Things-to-do this week in the southern suburbs," 9 July 2018 The former Texas A&M standout tweeted a smiley face with a cowboy hat as news of the agreement spread on Twitter. Schuyler Dixon, Houston Chronicle, "AP sources: DeAndre Jordan commits again 3 years after jilting Mavericks," 1 July 2018 To the rows of supporters who filled the gallery inside and to the people sprawled on lawn chairs out on the sidewalk — many who have never even met these men — Bundy is Christ in a cowboy hat. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter One: A War in the Desert," 15 May 2018 Also known for their wacky red carpet and performance getups, all three of the Midland dudes are hardly ever seen without a cowboy hat. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Midland Share Style Tips & Reveal the Cocktail That Has No 'Drinkin' Problem': Watch," 10 Apr. 2018 Before entering the arena, Tory Johnson, a 32-year-old from Oklahoma City, secures his cowboy hat, shifts his weight from side to side in his stirrups and tightens his grip on the reins. The Economist, "Restoring black Americans to the saddle," 25 Jan. 2018 Today, members of the National Pony Express Association wear red shirts, brown vests, yellow neckties, jeans, and cowboy hats to replicate the attire that adorned the original riders. Claire Morgan And Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "158th annual Pony Express ride kicks off in Old Sacramento," 20 June 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cowboy hat

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

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