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[stet-suh n] /ˈstɛt sən/
a brand of felt hat with a broad brim and high crown, especially one worn as part of a cowboy's outfit. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • It may be a love-affair with young Stetson, or it may be something worse.

    The Girl From Tim's Place Charles Clark Munn
  • "You look like something left over from a funeral," growled Stetson.

    Operation Haystack Frank Patrick Herbert
  • Then each Stetson, waked from his drunken sleep, drank again when he heard of the death.

    A Cumberland Vendetta John Fox, Jr.
  • "We know you haven't been home since you were seventeen," said Stetson.

    Operation Haystack Frank Patrick Herbert
  • Stetson presented Peter to a young effendi in a frock coat and fez.

    The Red Cross Girl Richard Harding Davis
British Dictionary definitions for Stetson


trademark a type of felt hat with a broad brim and high crown, worn mainly by cowboys
Word Origin
C20: named after John Stetson (1830–1906), American hatmaker who designed it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Stetson

1902, trademark name, from John B. Stetson (1830-1906), U.S. hat manufacturer, who started his company in Philadelphia in 1865.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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