pith helmet

noun

: topee

Examples of pith helmet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bouncers and prostitutes and small-time gangsters appear with filthy annotations; Black and Turkish residents of Brussels, not to mention colonists in pith helmets, also recur in his scenes of clubs and bars. Jason Farago, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Then a band of Royal Marines appeared in pith helmets, each stomp of their marching feet clearly audible. Alex Traub, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 On May 1, 1982, LaMotta launched 60 street-cart vendors, each wearing pith helmets and khakis onto the streets of Manhattan and began selling his 4.5-ounce concoction -- two chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream in the middle — for $1 each. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 The same way a German actor in Hollywood should get used to strapping on a Stahlhelm, Bollywood provides plenty of roles for a Caucasian in a pith helmet. Vulture, 1 June 2022 Malinowski was a stork of a man—thin, pale, and balding—often seen wearing a pith helmet and socks up to his knees. Joseph T. Hallinan, Discover Magazine, 20 May 2014 Joel wore a pith helmet, the headgear favored by olden-day jungle explorers, equal parts swashbuckling and absurd. Outside Online, 5 Nov. 2018 Usually made in lightweight fabric and featuring epaulets and pockets across the front, the getup was sometimes accessorized with a rifle and a pith helmet. Sarah Fentem, Outside Online, 9 Sep. 2022 There’s a story about a man in a pith helmet who comes up and shoots a bunch of civilians in the head. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 31 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pith helmet was in 1855

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“Pith helmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pith%20helmet. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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