Definition of Akubra in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkuːbrə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A type of broad-brimmed hat traditionally worn by farmers and cattlemen in Australia.
Example sentences
  • Nearby we find other men with big Akubras squatting on the dusty ground, strong faces, strong veined hands, while a third page shows a team at a bronco panel toppling a steer.
  • If ‘they’ hold another Senate enquiry and find out the ‘whole thing didn't happen ’, I for one will gladly eat my Akubra.
  • My escorts ordered me to remove my Akubra and told me, if asked any questions, to act dumb.


Early 20th century: from the name of the manufacturer, perhaps from an Aboriginal language.

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