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gibus

[jahy-buh s]
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noun, plural gi·bus·es.
  1. opera hat.
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Origin of gibus

First recorded in 1840–50; named after Gibus, 19th-century Frenchman, its inventor
Also called gibus hat.
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Examples from the Web for gibus

Historical Examples

  • He had gone out to dinner with a Gibus hat, and they took that.

    Phineas Redux

    Anthony Trollope

  • He took a Gibus hat,—his own, or that of some other unfortunate,—and slowly made his way down to the place in Bruton Street.

    Can You Forgive Her?

    Anthony Trollope

  • He went down by the lift (tipping again), and, being accosted by a waiter with his gibus, tipped the finder half a crown.

    Kipps

    H. G. Wells

  • His gibus was thrust back and exposed a disorder of hair that suggested a reckless desperation.

    Kipps

    H. G. Wells

  • The eminent entertainer extracted from the Gibus a portmanteau, a soup-tureen, and a lady's watch.


British Dictionary definitions for gibus

gibus

noun
  1. another name for opera hat
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Word Origin

C19: named after Gibus, 19th-century Frenchman who invented it
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