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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. 2018.
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  • Joe picked his straw hat from a chair and stood turning it in his hands.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She ran into the hall and brought his straw hat from the chair where he had left it.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • Old Dschang placed his wife on a donkey and gave her a straw hat to wear.

  • So his son took the straw hat to Yangdschou and there asked for old Wang.

  • He wore a straw hat, and boots of the ordinary colour, and — Whew!

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • Harry Tristram, in flannels and a straw hat, stood looking in.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
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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