variants: or porkpie hat

Definition of porkpie

: a felt, straw, or cloth hat for informal wear having a low telescoped crown, flat top, and brim turned up all around or up in back and down in front

First Known Use of porkpie

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porkpie

so called from its resemblance in shape to a pork pie

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The first known use of porkpie was in 1860

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“Porkpie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porkpie. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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