A soft felt hat with a low crown and wide brim.
More example sentences
- He continued with a description of ‘the draught-fearing Bruch, who looked like an Arctic explorer, having armed himself with galoshes, a waterproof wideawake and a thick mackintosh to combat the rigours of an English June’.
- When a fedora, a bowler, a balmoral, a tam-o'-shanter, a Bombay Bowler, a pork-pie or a floppy-brimmed wideawake?
mid 19th century: punningly so named, because the hat does not have a ‘nap’ or glossy surface.
Definition of wideawake in:
- The US English dictionary