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coolie hat

Syllabification: coo·lie hat

Definition of coolie hat in English:

noun

A broad conical straw hat as worn by laborers in some Asian countries.
Example sentences
  • Our young guide is beautiful and elegant, standing there in the pelting rain in a full-length pale blue gown, with water pouring off her coolie hat.
  • The restaurant owner, a former social worker, gives us a couple of particularly finely made coolie hats and asks us to pass them on to anyone in the city who we think looks particularly deserving of them.
  • Here we float on bamboo rafts past fishermen in coolie hats and sleek, grey-brown water buffalo, standing knee-deep to drink between ploughing shifts.

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