hom·​burg | \ ˈhäm-ˌbərg How to pronounce homburg (audio) \

Definition of homburg

: a man's felt hat with a stiff curled brim and a high crown creased lengthwise

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Recent Examples on the Web One focused on his leopard-skin loafers, another on his silk homburg. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Nick Tosches, 69, Fiery Music Writer and Biographer, Dies," 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, "AP BOOK EXCERPT: The ‘Enemy of the People’," 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, "A sense of dislocation in ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’," 13 June 2019 Eisenhower wore a Henry the Hatter homburg to his inauguration in 1956. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "City trying to keep Henry the Hatter in Detroit," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of homburg

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for homburg

Bad Homburg, Germany

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“Homburg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homburg. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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