cowboy hat


: a wide-brimmed hat with a large soft crown

called also ten-gallon hat

Examples of cowboy hat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Likewise, Tomás Mayo, a familiar figure in a cowboy hat and boots who has strummed his guitar for decades along Acapulco’s beaches, has no audience for his serenades. Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Eilish dressed in her wild western best, wearing a gingham top, a cowboy hat and a bold belt buckle. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 30 Oct. 2023 Here’s Britney Spears arriving wearing the Kurt and Bart designer strapless dress (complete with matching handbag) with Timberlake in the denim jacket and pants suit and even a denim cowboy hat. Alfredo Toriello, Glamour, 25 Oct. 2023 Burger Gal's clue package includes a cowboy hat, a trophy and the Brooklyn Bridge. Alicia Vrajlal,, 24 Oct. 2023 Everyone understood the assignment: Gleaming chrome thigh-high boots, glittering purses, shiny Telfar bags and rhinestone cowboy hats caught and bounced back the light from the stark desert sun, sending Morse signals to the rest of us who were in town for the same reason. Jenna Wortham, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2023 The emails, acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request, show government officials discussing and briefing each other on the visit, in which Musk appeared in a cowboy hat at the border site near Eagle Pass, Texas, with Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas. Ben Goggin, NBC News, 27 Oct. 2023 Related Dressed in a cowboy hat, bandana kerchief, vest and hot pink bell bottoms, the musician headed out to her New York City party in partnership with The Original Donut Shop Coffee, looking just like Robbie in several scenes from Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster film. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 26 Oct. 2023 Its video featured Roan in a bedazzled cowboy hat, dancing on a bar, the sad-sack scene eventually blossoming into drag night euphoria. Sofia Andrade, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cowboy hat was in 1882

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“Cowboy hat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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