porkpie hat

noun
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

Examples of porkpie hat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To put it in red-carpet terms, the honored network past was the porkpie hat worn by the presenter Norman Lear and the hopeful network future was the pair of gleaming sneakers worn by the presenter Viola Davis. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Joyous, Fragmented, and Slightly Anxious 2019 Emmy Awards," 23 Sep. 2019 The 37-year-old Bell, who looks like Nick Kroll in a porkpie hat, hit L.A. (from the Boston suburbs) around the same time Post Malone did. Michael Corcoran, ExpressNews.com, "Post Malone’s San Antonio show a warmup for his big AT&T Stadium festival," 28 Oct. 2019 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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“Porkpie hat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porkpie%20hat. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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