tri·​corn ˈtrī-ˌkȯrn How to pronounce tricorn (audio)
: having three horns or corners

Examples of tricorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the most popular traditional costumes was the bauta, which consisted of a full mask, a cape that covered the head and shoulders, and a tricorn or cocked hat. Elizabeth Djinis, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Feb. 2024 Jared was dressed as a 19th-century ship captain, and their first photo together shows Emily proudly donning his tricorn hat with her body-con dress. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 14 Aug. 2023 Military music played through speakers and more than 30 soldiers carrying muskets and wearing tricorn hats and meticulously tailored Revolutionary War-era uniforms stood at attention as Washington, portrayed by Dan Shippey, walked past. Mary Claire Molloy, Washington Post, 4 July 2023 Kate Moss ate ice cream topless in a tricorn hat. Véronique Hyland, ELLE, 3 Jan. 2023 Six Republicans voted yes, including Sen. Marco Rubio, who was elected as a free-market Tea Partier, but who long ago replaced his tricorn hat with a red Trump cap. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 1 Dec. 2022 Red, white, and blue-clad onlookers cheered from the sidelines, many donning tricorn hats. Anjali Huynh,, 4 July 2022 Fans of the Broadway show will find the characters dressed in Colonial-style garb, featuring Burr in his burgundy-brown coat and Washington with his blue Revolutionary War officer's coat, tricorn hat, and sword. Nina Huang,, 23 Feb. 2021 Super Happy Fun America president John Hugo can be seen behind him wearing a tricorn hat., 20 Feb. 2021

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Word History


Latin tricornis

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tricorn was in 1823

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“Tricorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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tri·​corn ˈtrī-ˌkȯ(ə)rn How to pronounce tricorn (audio)
: having three horns or corners
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