hom·​burg ˈhäm-ˌbərg How to pronounce homburg (audio)
plural homburgs
: a felt hat with a stiff curled brim and a high crown creased lengthwise

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Examples of homburg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At center is a war veteran, whose low-slung homburg casts a shadow over his heavy eyes: a dark band that contrasts with the white gauze wrapping his absent nose. Jason Farago, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Now, this place was literally brimming with hats: fedoras, homburgs, pork pies, Panamas, stingy brims, newsboys, boaters. John Kelly, Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2023 Men dressed in waistcoats, blazers, and homburg and bowler hats smoked their pipes and fidgeted with their mustaches. Longreads, 4 May 2023 One focused on his leopard-skin loafers, another on his silk homburg. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2019 Wrapping himself in his big winter overcoat and donning his homburg hat, the Munich Post editor walked to the streetcar station. Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2019 Once Jimmie’s dad doffs his homburg and takes a seat, be prepared for some serious head-scratching. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2019 Eisenhower wore a Henry the Hatter homburg to his inauguration in 1956. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, 30 June 2017 See More

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Word History


Bad Homburg, Germany

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homburg was in 1904

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“Homburg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homburg. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


hom·​burg ˈhäm-ˌbərg How to pronounce homburg (audio)
: a man's felt hat with a stiff curled brim and a high crown creased lengthwise

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