cowboy hat


Definition of cowboy hat 

: a wide-brimmed hat with a large soft crown

called also ten-gallon hat

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Gossage said that if a driver objected to the cowboy hat and gun celebration for whatever reason, the props would not be forced on them. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Texas Motor Speedway's tradition of winners celebrating with guns returns, and is here to stay | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 9 Apr. 2018 Jordan tweeted an emoji of a smiley face wearing a cowboy hat at 11:09 p.m., nine minutes after the midnight (eastern time) free agency bell set by the NBA. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "DeAndre Jordan is joining the Mavericks (for real this time)," 30 June 2018 Each was on an individual journey: Chuck was trying to trap a wise-cracking, cowboy hat-wearing Attorney General (Clancy Brown), and Bobby was trying to rehabilitate the reputation of Axe Capital., "Billions Season 3 Finale Recap: "The Death Zone"," 11 June 2018 Always wearing a cowboy hat on the sideline, Miller led the Wranglers to 8-3 and 6-5 records the past two seasons. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Wickenburg football coach Carson Miller steps down: 'I'm not making enough money'," 1 June 2018 More: Coachella using drones, security plans enacted after 9/11 to prevent Las Vegas-type incident Ramsey took the stage Friday showing off an oversized cowboy hat, an even bigger belt buckle and that voice. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Coachella 2018: The Walmart yodeling kid Mason Ramsey, 11, storms the music festival," 13 Apr. 2018 Volkert was one of the first in the line of hundreds of patriots along Storrow Drive, where many were clad in red, white, and blue cowboy hats, shirts, scarves, socks, pants, leggings, bandanas, or shoes. Jeremy C. Fox,, "A guide to the festivities: Plan your Fourth of July on the Esplanade," 4 July 2018 Bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, hiding under a black cowboy hat, brought a rueful heaviness to the laconic Ennis, whose fear keeps the lovers from making a life together, while tenor Glenn Seven Allen emphasized Jack’s contrastingly daredevil spirit. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Brokeback Mountain’ Review: Star-Crossed Singing Cowboys," 4 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of cowboy hat

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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to express warning or disapproval

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