to·​pee | \ tō-ˈpē How to pronounce topee (audio) , ˈtō-(ˌ)pē \
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Definition of topee

: a lightweight helmet-shaped hat made of pith or cork

Examples of topee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Completing the ensemble was that unmistakable symbol of imperialism, the pith helmet or solar topee. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "Why ‘Safari’ Style is No Longer Politically Correct," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of topee

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for topee

Hindi & Urdu ṭopī

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“Topee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of topee

: a hard, light hat that is worn in hot countries to protect your head from the sun

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