cowboy hat


Definition of 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

Cooper said, smiling under his black cowboy hat at the Texas Democratic Party’s biennial convention this week in Fort Worth. Houston Chronicle, "Does the Democratic Party have the talent, money to carry the day?," 22 June 2018 Always on the go, the muse didn't stop there, pairing her little cowboy hat with pink and purple leather cowboy boots. Cara Zimmerman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lily Rose-Depp's Chic Looks From Her Birthday In Tokyo," 1 June 2017 Fittingly, the one in Paris, Texas has a cowboy hat on top. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "12 Things You Didn't Know About the Eiffel Tower," 8 Oct. 2015 Performing at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago over the weekend, the singer-songwriter wore a black cowboy hat and layered a boxy striped polo shirt atop the voluminous garment. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Only Lauryn Hill Could Make a Big Tulle Skirt and Cowboy Hat Work Together," 23 July 2018 Tipping a mini black cowboy hat to the camera, Lily smized for her fans in a light blue bustier top tucked into a pair of high-waisted jeans. Cara Zimmerman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lily Rose-Depp's Chic Looks From Her Birthday In Tokyo," 1 June 2017 Behind them, a herder in traditional clothes and cowboy hat begin singing for the cows’ health, and the couple's. Caterina Clerici & Eléonore Hamelin, Marie Claire, "Rwanda's Future Is Female," 1 Feb. 2019 Aldean wore his signature cowboy hat and Kerr was stunning in a short pink dress and high black heels. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Jason Aldean's Wife's Post-Baby Body Is Insane," 16 Apr. 2018 In 2008, Chrysler executives donned cowboy hats to help drive a herd of cattle through the streets of downtown Detroit to introduce a new Ram truck model. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Slush, Snow, the ‘Cobo Cough.’ Detroit Holds Its Last Winter Auto Show," 13 Jan. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cowboy hat.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of cowboy hat

1895, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cowboy hat

Statistics for cowboy hat

Last Updated

14 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cowboy hat

The first known use of cowboy hat was in 1895

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for cowboy hat

cowboy hat


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

More from Merriam-Webster on cowboy hat

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with cowboy hat Encyclopedia article about cowboy hat

Comments on cowboy hat

What made you want to look up cowboy hat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a sum of money that is sent as a payment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!