porkpie hat

pork·​pie hat | \ ˈpȯrk-ˌpī- How to pronounce porkpie hat (audio) \

Definition of porkpie hat

: a hat with a low telescoped crown, flat top, and flexible brim

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As his red velvet curtain dress was zipped into a hanging bag for safe transport back downtown to Celestino’s showroom, Mr. Porter changed into his walking-around clothes: a long black blouse, Prada shoes and straw porkpie hat. Jaime Lowe, New York Times, "Billy Porter on the Tonys Red Carpet," 9 June 2019 Ackerman is a compact, balding man in his late 40s who shares Ellroy’s taste for law and order, mid-century Los Angeles, traditional manners, porkpie hats and beef. The Economist, "James Ellroy finally has happiness in his sights," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of porkpie hat

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porkpie hat

from its shape

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The first known use of porkpie hat was in 1860

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