trilby

noun tril·by \ ˈtril-bē \
Updated on: 27 Feb 2018

Definition of trilby

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

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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


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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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