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stovepipe hat

noun, Older Slang.
1.
a tall silk hat.
Origin of stovepipe hat
1850-1855
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55
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  • "As the only man with a stovepipe hat the job was yours," I retorted.

  • He wore a bottle-green redingote, buttoned to the chin, and a stovepipe hat.

  • You are expected, sir, in a stovepipe hat and a claw-hammer coat!

  • Lawyer Whittle was fined two pecks of apples and cigars for wearing a stovepipe hat and so the fun went on, day after day.

  • I also put my hair up under my stovepipe hat and galloped past the command, to all appearances fresh from a New York ballroom.

    An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  • An' Arthur wore a stovepipe hat an' Guinevere wore a white dress, an' she had white feathers in her crown.

    New Faces Myra Kelly
  • It certainly was by Mr. Iwakura, who lifted his stovepipe hat and bowed like a native Vermonter before he sat down.

    Phemie Frost's Experiences Ann S. Stephens
  • I tell ye, Hinnissy, ye can't beat a man that fights f'r his home an' counthry in a stovepipe hat.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy Finley Peter Dunne
  • I simply could not afford to be seen with that stovepipe hat either on my head or under my arm.

  • You see, that tall hatthink of a stovepipe hat 69 on a boy of seventeen!made Purt the tallest person at the party.

    The Girls of Central High Gertrude W. Morrison

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