Definition of red hat in English:

Share this entry

red hat


A cardinal’s hat, especially as the symbol of a cardinal’s office.
Example sentences
  • After they accept the cardinals' traditional red hats in a February 21 ceremony, the number of electors, who must be under 80 years of age, will be 135.
  • This he made abundantly clear in the allocution he delivered in Rome on May 12, 1879, on the occasion of receiving the cardinal's red hat from Pope Leo XIII.
  • Cardinal Winning gained his red hat because he operated well within the conservative parameters of the present Pope.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.