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hat British & World English

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

hat English Thesaurus

at the moment it's all a bit hush-hush, so keep it under your hat

hi-hat British & World 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 British & World 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

old hat British & World English

Something tediously familiar or outdated

red hat British & World English

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

sun hat British & World English

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

tin hat British & World English

A soldier’s steel helmet

top hat British & World English

A man’s formal hat with a high cylindrical crown

black hat British & World English

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

brass hat British & World English

A high-ranking officer in the armed forces

crap hat British & World 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 British & World English

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

hat-trick British & World English

Three successes of the same kind within a limited period, in particular (in soccer) the scoring of three goals in a game by one player or (in cricket) the taking of three wickets by the same bowler with successive balls

high hat British & World English

A tall hat, especially a top hat

opera hat British & World English

A collapsible top hat

pixie hat British & World English

A child’s hat with a pointed crown

pokey hat British & World English

An ice-cream cone

silk hat British & World English

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

tall hat British & World English

Another term for top hat.

white hat British & World English

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

bobble hat British & World English

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

bucket hat British & World English

A simple soft cloth hat with a brim

cocked hat British & World English

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

coolie hat British & World English

A broad conical hat as worn by labourers in some Asian countries

picture hat British & World 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

pork-pie hat British & World English

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

sailor hat British & World English

Another term for boater111.

shovel hat British & World 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 British & World English

A hat with a wide flexible brim

tinfoil hat British & World 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 British & World English

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

Medicine Hat British & World English

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

stovepipe hat British & World English

A silk hat resembling a top hat but much taller

ten-gallon hat British & World English

A large broad-brimmed hat, traditionally worn by cowboys

tip one's hat British & World English

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

raise one's hat British & World English

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

I'll eat my hat British & World English

Used to indicate that one thinks that something is extremely unlikely to happen

pass the hat round British & World English

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

talk through one's hat British & World English

Talk foolishly, wildly, or ignorantly

cap in hand British & World English

Humbly asking for a favour

at the drop of a hat British & World English

Without hesitation or good reason

take one's hat off to British & World English

State one’s admiration for (someone who has achieved something)

be all hat and no cattle British & World English

Tend to talk boastfully without acting on one’s words


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