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
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?
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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