pith helmet


Definition of pith helmet 

: topee

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While in Kenya, she was seen wearing a pith helmet — one that very closely resembles worn by colonial British soldiers in 19th-century Africa. Marci Robin, Allure, "The Internet Is Comparing Melania Trump's Outfit to a Famous Fictional Nazi," 7 Oct. 2018 Melania Trump wearing a pith helmet on her trip to Africa is more than a silly sartorial choice. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Melania Trump Wore a White Pith Helmet While Visiting Kenya," 6 Oct. 2018 The White House has yet to release a statement on the pith helmet. Ana Colón, Glamour, "First Lady Melania Trump Draws Criticism for Wearing a Pith Helmet During Tour of Africa," 5 Oct. 2018 There’s more to Ben Hollis than a pith helmet and safari shorts. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "Ex-'Wild Chicago' host to tell his story at Skokie Theatre," 7 May 2018 The Chipwich debuts on the streets of New York, sold by a squad of 60 guerrilla cart vendors wearing khakis and pith helmets. Jennifer Conrad, New York Times, "What Happened in New York Between 1981 and 1983," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pith helmet

1858, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pith helmet

: a light, hard hat that is worn for protection from the sun in hot countries

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