Definition of sombrero
: an often high-crowned hat of felt or straw with a very wide brim worn especially in the Southwest and Mexico
Recent Examples of sombrero from the Web
Thames came into the day in the midst of a 3-for-37 slump in which he's struck out a total of 17 times and amassed a golden sombrero – a four-strikeout game – twice, including Wednesday night.
Individually, a Clipper has had a golden sombrero 10 times this year, including a pair of games from Chris Colabello, Richie Shaffer and Nellie Rodriguez.
The wearing of sombreros at tequila-themed parties triggered — to speak the language of the exquisitely sensitive — the anti-appropriation constabulary at Bowdoin College.
A few members of the student government had attended and taken a picture wearing a sombrero.
On Friday, Renfroe earned a golden sombrero, striking out in all four of his at-bats.
The owners kept the name and the logo, which shows a man in a sombrero passed out in a wooden tub.
In the film, Mr. Ruffin and Mr. Jamet are filmed by a hidden camera at a restaurant while discussing a deal for the Klurs — with Mr. Ruffin wearing a Mexican sombrero with gold tassels.
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Origin and Etymology of sombrero
Spanish, from sombra shade
First Known Use: 1599See Words from the same year
SOMBRERO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sombrero for English Language Learners
: a type of hat with a very wide brim that is often worn in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.
SOMBRERO Defined for Kids
Definition of sombrero for Students
: a tall hat with a very wide brim worn especially in Mexico
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