trilby

noun
tril·​by | \ ˈtril-bē How to pronounce trilby (audio) \
plural trilbies

Definition of trilby

chiefly British
: a soft felt hat with indented crown

Examples of trilby in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By this point, Driver has metamorphosed into an evil stage dad complete with villainous trilby. Nate Jones, Vulture, 20 Aug. 2021 By this point, Driver has metamorphosed into an evil stage dad complete with villainous trilby. Nate Jones, Vulture, 20 Aug. 2021 By this point, Driver has metamorphosed into an evil stage dad complete with villainous trilby. Nate Jones, Vulture, 20 Aug. 2021 Just like Smulders, Eichner weaponizes his likable offscreen persona to brilliant effect, proving an impressive dupe for Drudge—his signature trilby, included. Vogue, 9 Sep. 2021 By this point, Driver has metamorphosed into an evil stage dad complete with villainous trilby. Nate Jones, Vulture, 20 Aug. 2021 By this point, Driver has metamorphosed into an evil stage dad complete with villainous trilby. Nate Jones, Vulture, 20 Aug. 2021 By this point, Driver has metamorphosed into an evil stage dad complete with villainous trilby. Nate Jones, Vulture, 20 Aug. 2021 By this point, Driver has metamorphosed into an evil stage dad complete with villainous trilby. Nate Jones, Vulture, 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of trilby

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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22 Oct 2021

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“Trilby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trilby. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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trilby

noun

English Language Learners Definition of trilby

: a soft hat with part of the top pushed in

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