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hat US English

A shaped covering for the head worn for warmth, as a fashion item, or as part of a uniform

cap in hand US English

Humbly asking for a favor

hi-hat US English

A pair of foot-operated cymbals forming part of a drum kit

hi-hat New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

pair of foot-operated cymbals

hat tip US English

(In online contexts) used as an acknowledgement that someone has brought a piece of information to the writer’s attention, or provided the inspiration for a piece of writing

lum hat US English

A top hat

old hat US English

Used to refer to something considered uninteresting, predictable, tritely familiar, or old-fashioned

red hat US English

A cardinal’s hat, especially as the symbol of a cardinal’s office

sun hat US English

A broad-brimmed hat that protects the head and neck from the sun

tin hat US English

A soldier’s steel helmet

top hat US English

A man’s formal hat with a high cylindrical crown

black hat US English

Used in reference to a bad person, especially a villain or criminal in a movie, novel, or play

brass hat US English

A high-ranking officer in the armed forces

crap hat US English

(In the British army) a term used by paratroopers and commandos to refer to a soldier from a regiment in the rest of the army

hard hat US English

A rigid protective helmet, as worn by factory and building workers

hat shop US English

A shop which sells hats and decorative headpieces

hat trick US English

Three successes of the same kind, especially consecutive ones within a limited period

high hat US English

A tall hat, especially a top hat

opera hat US English

A collapsible top hat

pixie hat US English

A child’s hat with a pointed crown

pokey hat US English

An ice-cream cone

silk hat US English

A man’s tall, cylindrical hat covered with black silk plush

tall hat US English

Another term for top hat.

white hat US English

Used in reference to a good or moral person, especially the hero in a movie, novel, or play

bobble hat US English

A close-fitting knitted hat with a pom-pom at the top

bucket hat US English

A simple soft cloth hat with a brim

cocked hat US English

A brimless triangular hat pointed at the front, back, and top

coolie hat US English

A broad conical straw hat as worn by laborers in some Asian countries

picture hat US English

A woman’s highly decorated hat with a wide brim, as shown in pictures by 18th-century English painters such as Reynolds and Gainsborough

porkpie hat US English

A hat with a flat crown and a brim turned up all around

sailor hat US English

another term for boater111.

shovel hat US English

A black felt hat with a low round crown and a broad brim turned up at the sides, formerly worn especially by clergymen

slouch hat US English

A hat with a wide flexible brim

tinfoil hat US English

Used in allusion to the belief that wearing a hat made from tinfoil will protect one against government surveillance or mind control by extraterrestrial beings

woolly hat US English

A simple close-fitting hat made of wool or similar material

Medicine Hat US English

A commercial and industrial city in southeastern Alberta in Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River; population 56,997 (2006)

stockman's hat US English

A broad-brimmed felt hat

stovepipe hat US English

A silk hat resembling a top hat but much taller

ten-gallon hat US English

A large, broad-brimmed hat, traditionally worn by cowboys

hat in hand US English

Used to indicate an attitude of humility

pass the hat US English

Collect contributions of money from a number of people for a specific purpose

tip one's hat US English

Raise or touch one’s hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone

hang one's hat US English

Be resident

raise one's hat US English

Briefly remove one’s hat as a gesture of courtesy or respect to someone

I'll eat my hat US English

Used to indicate that one thinks the specified thing is extremely unlikely to happen

talk through one's hat US English

Talk foolishly, wildly, or ignorantly

at the drop of a hat US English

Without delay or good reason


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