sombrero

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noun som·bre·ro \səm-ˈbrer-(ˌ)ō, säm-\

Definition of sombrero

plural

sombreros

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of sombrero

Spanish, from sombra shade


First Known Use: 1599


SOMBRERO Defined for English Language Learners

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noun som·bre·ro \səm-ˈbrer-(ˌ)ō, säm-\

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

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noun som·bre·ro \səm-ˈbrer-ō\

Definition of sombrero for Students

plural

sombreros

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


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