ten-gallon hat


Examples of ten-gallon hat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With his walrus mustache and ten-gallon hat, Fall would go on to earn the distinction of being the first cabinet secretary ever sentenced to jail, convicted in 1929 of taking bribes in the infamous Teapot Dome scandal. Rebecca Boggs Roberts, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Mar. 2023 Trading his starched polo with a ten-gallon hat, and replacing his meek voice with a half-baked impression of Doc Holliday, Rodimer had refashioned himself as a cosplay cowboy—one who’d firmly back the kinds of illiberal, authoritarian policies swiftly rising in popularity on the Texas right. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 30 Mar. 2021 Elba, with his battered ten-gallon hat and 100-yard stare, remains a hard-nosed enigma for most of it, cagey and remote. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Using those ten-gallon hats, Delos collected information and stored it in the Forge with the aim of copying human minds into host bodies, which, if successful, could effectively make those people immortal. Scott Tobias, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2020 There were transparent, leopard-print latex dresses with visible black thongs underneath, ten-gallon hats and Texas-size belt buckles, short shorts, and python-print pencil skirts. Channing Hargrove, refinery29.com, 8 Sep. 2019 Segun quickly discovers that his engineering degree is as useless as his ten-gallon hat is unfashionable. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, 22 July 2019 Unemployment is persistently higher and incomes are more unequal in California than in the land of the ten-gallon hat. The Economist, 20 June 2019 Without our irrepressible divas, we’d be stuck with a bunch of preening clowns in megalithic ten-gallon hats who grew up in Dayton, Ohio. Joe Queenan, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ten-gallon hat was in 1920

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“Ten-gallon hat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ten-gallon%20hat. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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