Definition of trilby
: a soft felt hat with indented crown
Recent Examples of trilby from the Web
The venerable hatmaker, which has produced just about every style over its long history, from trilbies and pork pies to bowlers and berets, is no stranger to adversity.
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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
First Known Use: 1897See Words from the same year
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Definition of trilby for English Language Learners
: a soft hat with part of the top pushed in
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