top hat

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of top hat

: a tall-crowned hat usually of beaver or silk

Examples of top hat in a Sentence

  1. He wore a top hat and tails.

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First Known Use of top hat

1879

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Definition of top hat for English Language Learners

  • : a tall, usually black hat that is worn by men on very formal occasions


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