silk hat


Definition of silk hat

: a hat with a tall cylindrical crown and a silk-plush finish worn by men as a dress hat

Examples of silk hat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Making big money as head of the Empire State Building and a bank, Smith moved to Fifth Avenue and swapped his brown derby for a silk hat. Edward Kosner, WSJ, "‘Frank and Al’ Review: A Friendship Forged in Albany," 25 Sep. 2018 Moriya wore a Western-style morning coat and a silk hat that belonged to Prince Takamodo, the late father of Princess Ayako. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Japanese Princess Just Married a Commoner, and Gave Up Her Royal Status to Do So," 29 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of silk hat

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Silk hat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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