porkpie hat


pork·​pie hat ˈpȯrk-ˌpī- How to pronounce porkpie hat (audio)
: a hat with a low telescoped crown, flat top, and flexible brim

Examples of porkpie hat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Top that off with Oppenheimer’s signature wide-brim porkpie hat (which was surprisingly difficult for the costume designer to source), and the look felt timeless, says Mirojnick. Beatrice Verhoeven, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2024 But the wide-brim porkpie hat that was such a signature part of Oppenheimer’s look was surprisingly difficult to find. Beatrice Verhoeven, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2024 Lopez, a slight, courtly sixty-one-year-old who wears a porkpie hat and walks with a cane, relayed his story to Minogue. Jennifer Egan, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 So, go, get into the spirit and put on some pink or don an exaggerated porkpie hat. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2023 Some sly military-industrial complex humor creeps in as Oppenheimer, clad in his signature gray waistcoat and rumpled porkpie hat, leads this massively complicated undertaking at the surly behest of Col. Leslie R. Groves (a gruffly amusing Matt Damon). Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2023 Perhaps the most important sequence shot at Ghost Ranch was the moment in which Murphy puts on Oppenheimer’s distinctive porkpie hat for the first time, an action symbolic of the physicist truly coming into his own as the leader of this massive effort. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 19 July 2023 To Stevens, the movie critic at Slate, Keaton — with his stone face, porkpie hat and calm acrobatics — was the ultimate 20th century man. Chris Vognar, Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan. 2022 And the promise of Luke Kirby inevitably wearing a bomber jacket and a porkpie hat in the next episode has given me the strength to keep tuning in. Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, 5 Aug. 2021

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Word History


from its shape

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of porkpie hat was in 1860

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“Porkpie hat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porkpie%20hat. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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