- a broad-brimmed hat of straw or felt, usually tall-crowned, worn especially in Spain, Mexico, and the southwestern U.S.
Origin of sombrero
Examples from the Web for sombrero
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She begrudgingly danced around a sombrero with me but soon rushed off to a basketball game with the grip and electric departments.Jodie Foster Blasts Kristen Stewart–Robert Pattinson Break-Up Spectacle
August 15, 2012
And there is no better excuse to drink tequila (worm and all) and don a sombrero than Cinco de Mayo.Best Mexican Food in New York City: The Daily Beast Takes a Tour
May 4, 2012
The tree gave a pleasant shade, and he had thrown his sombrero on a chair.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
The straight, black hair under the sombrero was touched with gray.
He entered smiling, removing his sombrero with his customary flourish.
He raised his right hand to his mouth and then to the brim of his sombrero.The Coyote
Lennon frowned as he pictured the hole through the crown of his sombrero.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
- a felt or straw hat with a wide brim, as worn by men in Mexico
Word Origin and History for sombrero
1770, from Spanish sombrero "broad-brimmed hat," originally "umbrella, parasol" (a sense found in English 1590s), from sombra "shade," from Late Latin subumbrare (see somber).