sombrero

noun
som·​bre·​ro | \ səm-ˈbrer-(ˌ)ō, säm-\
plural sombreros

Definition of sombrero

: an often high-crowned hat of felt or straw with a very wide brim worn especially in the Southwest and Mexico

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Go to Casa Enrique for upscale Mexican: The sombrero-wearing maltese depicted on the window marks the spot. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 Instead of sombreros, their low, sleek ponytails (anything else gets caught in the sequins on their jackets) are adorned with a beribboned bow that’s nearly the size of a football. Harper Smith, Allure, "The Beauty Secrets of Mariachi Las Alteñas, an All-Female Mariachi Band in the Heart of Texas," 13 Nov. 2018 Its designers, Ali Daniel Flores and Victor Olmos, conceived their royal palm straw creation as a tribute to the sombrero — regarded as an embarrassment by today’s youth of Mexico — and to help restore local straw-weaving traditions. Linda Dyett, The Seattle Times, "Hats are big this summer. Really, really big," 16 Aug. 2018 Some fans have taken to Twitter to criticize Beyoncé's decision to wear the sombrero, as well as the fact that she was spotted carrying a maraca. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Stepped Out in a Sombrero for Cinco de Mayo," 6 May 2017 He was last seen wearing sweatpants and a brown sombrero-style hat. Alex Riggins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Escondido police search for man missing since Tuesday morning," 12 July 2018 Which is good, because no roof can hold those sombreros. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Fans party at Avaya Stadium as they watch Mexico beat South Korea," 23 June 2018 Reducing someone’s culture to a basket of guacamole and chips at a dinner special or a sombrero on Cinco de Mayo can feel cruel to the people directly affected. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "It's Not OK to Appropriate Mexican Culture — Especially If You’re Dehumanizing Its People," 28 June 2018 For many, the answer was more obvious than a sombrero on the subway: American fans should support their neighbor to the south, Mexico. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Question Dividing U.S. Soccer Fans: Is It OK to Root for Mexico?," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of sombrero

1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sombrero

Spanish, from sombra shade

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sombrero

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sombrero

: a type of hat with a very wide brim that is often worn in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.

sombrero

noun
som·​bre·​ro | \ səm-ˈbrer-ō \
plural sombreros

Kids Definition of sombrero

: a tall hat with a very wide brim worn especially in Mexico

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