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Line breaks: Bor¦sa|lino
Pronunciation: /ˌbɔːsəˈliːnəʊ

Definition of Borsalino in English:

noun (plural Borsalinos)

A man’s wide-brimmed felt hat.
Example sentences
  • Gianfranco Ferrè has presented a spring/summer 2003 season of enchanting woman, elegant with their Bogart-style Borsalino hats.
  • The one on the left I'm fairly certain is a narrow-brimmed Borsalino.
  • It is difficult to imagine smugglers ignoring the conspicuousness of their Borsalinos for decades, but if they did the hat/crime correlation would also be projectable.


early 20th century: from the name of the manufacturer.

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