top hat


Definition of top hat

: a tall-crowned hat usually of beaver or silk

Examples of top hat in a Sentence

He wore a top hat and tails.
Recent Examples on the Web Emma Corrin is British, The Crown actress channeled her homeland in a top hat, oversized plaid jacket, black shorts, and white tights. ELLE, 4 May 2022 Behind them, Keith Strickland, in penguin tails and a black top hat adorned with neon curlicues, yanks lunar leads and clamoring rhythms from his guitar. Karen Schoemer, SPIN, 1 May 2022 For the boldest of the bold, there are two accessories in the capsule that really capture your eye: a sandal with a red fringe ankle strap, and a rounded top hat in peach. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 21 Apr. 2022 Will there be a reference to the weird ghost child cameo that was actually just the shadow of the cardboard cut-out of Ted Danson and a top hat? Mikey O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Apr. 2022 Bill Heller showed up to the ceremony in a masonic apron and top hat. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 23 Apr. 2022 The groom donned a handmade silk-cotton tuxedo and top hat. New York Times, 16 Mar. 2022 In addition, Zien manages to pull off playing Albert Einstein, Robert Strauss and a pre-fame Marlene Dietrich (top hat, tights, growly Germanic vocals and all). A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 13 Apr. 2022 Monday morning, a man in a top hat with a sparkling white tuba posted up on the corner near where six people were fatally gunned down and a dozen were wounded over the weekend. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of top hat

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of top hat was in 1879

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17 May 2022

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“Top hat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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