Definition of wideawake in English:

wideawake

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪdəweɪk
 
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noun

  • A soft felt hat with a low crown and wide brim.
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    • 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?

Origin

mid 19th century: punningly so named, because the hat does not have a ‘nap’ or glossy surface.

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