trilby

noun tril·by \ ˈtril-bē \

Definition of trilby

plural trilbies
chiefly British
:a soft felt hat with indented crown

Recent Examples of trilby from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'trilby.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of trilby

from the fact that such a hat was worn in the London stage version of the novel Trilby (1894) by George du Maurier


TRILBY Defined for English Language Learners

trilby

noun

Definition of trilby for English Language Learners

  • : a soft hat with part of the top pushed in


Learn More about trilby


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up trilby? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!