Origin of gibus
First recorded in 1840–50; named after Gibus, 19th-century Frenchman, its inventor
Also called gibus hat.
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Examples from the Web for gibus
He had gone out to dinner with a Gibus hat, and they took that.Phineas Redux</p>
He took a Gibus hat,—his own, or that of some other unfortunate,—and slowly made his way down to the place in Bruton Street.Can You Forgive Her?</p>
He went down by the lift (tipping again), and, being accosted by a waiter with his gibus, tipped the finder half a crown.
His gibus was thrust back and exposed a disorder of hair that suggested a reckless desperation.
The eminent entertainer extracted from the Gibus a portmanteau, a soup-tureen, and a lady's watch.
- another name for opera hat
C19: named after Gibus, 19th-century Frenchman who invented it
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