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[straw-hat] /ˈstrɔˌhæt/
of or relating to a summer theater situated outside an urban or metropolitan area:
strawhat theater; strawhat circuit.
Origin of strawhat
First recorded in 1935-40; so called from the wearing of straw hats in summer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Her straw hat was narrow of brim, banded with a black ribbon.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • Tiny moved about restlessly, fanning herself with her straw hat.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • The sprinkling of "straws" gave a suggestion to the street, and the straw hat season was opened.

    The Psychology of Salesmanship William Walker Atkinson
  • She cleans my straw hat with oxalic acid, which I have bought for her.

    If Winter Don't Barry Pain
  • He was a roughly-dressed fellow, with a straw hat such as farmers wear, whose broad brim nearly hid his face.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  • This is little Lukie, underneath his straw hat, being noble.

    If Winter Don't Barry Pain
Slang definitions & phrases for straw hat

straw hat

noun phrase

A summer theater: a new play that's at a straw hat (1935+ Show business)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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