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 Yet, Halston does clock something of use from the experience: a young woman in the audience who, among the sweater sets, is wearing a colorful silk hat. Whitney Friedlander, Vulture, 14 May 2021 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, 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, 29 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silk hat was circa 1836

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“Silk hat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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