cowboy hat


Definition of cowboy hat

: a wide-brimmed hat with a large soft crown

called also ten-gallon hat

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In a separate case last year, a Palmdale Station deputy admitted in a deposition to having a tattoo of a skull in a cowboy hat that matched the ink of several other lawmen at his station. Joel Rubin,, "FBI investigating tattooed deputy gangs in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department," 11 July 2019 Attendees went all-in on the theme, sporting cowboy hats and floral dresses. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Throw a Second Wedding in Wyoming," 24 June 2019 If police were looking for a clean-shaven man in a cowboy hat and boots and driving a green Ford, Wharton would grow a mustache and wear flannel and an oversized ski cap and drive a silver Mercury. Matthew Van Meter, The New Republic, "The Judge and the Three-Strikes Convict," 17 June 2019 Naturally, the Queen of Yee-Haw’s sparkly ensembles are getting a hat tip (get it?) to the good ol’ cowboy hat. Summer Cartwright, Marie Claire, "Ever Noticed How Much Your Favorite Celebrities Look Like These Random Objects?," 2 May 2019 The entertainer gave his best blue steel face in a trippy suit complete with a cowboy hat, and of course, a pair of his signature charming dimples. Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Diplo, Gucci Mane, A$AP Rocky, SZA, and More," 16 Mar. 2019 The artwork shows the rapper wearing a cowboy hat and riding a horse out of a dark valley and into the bright lights of a big city. Rachel Yang,, "Everything we know about Lil Nas X's upcoming EP, '7'," 19 June 2019 The account features women wearing bolo ties, Western belts, printed suiting, red-and-blue-sequined cowboy hats, and cow-print vests set against artistic sets. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "@DykeDigital Is the Instagram Account Producing High-Fashion Content for Lesbians," 14 June 2019 Leather-skinned men in cowboy hats steer rickety horse carts while children in bonnets bounce in the back. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "An unlikely feud between beekeepers and Mennonites simmers in Mexico," 12 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of cowboy hat

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cowboy hat was in 1895

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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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