[ hed-wair ]


  1. coverings for the head, especially hats.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of headwear1

First recorded in 1865–70; head ( def ) + ware 1

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Example Sentences

Lee pointed out that the new bucket has a few knobs for adjusting various parts of the headwear so it fits just right.

Soul Cap, a UK firm started four years ago, had applied to FINA last year, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, for its headwear to be officially approved.

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FINA, the global ruling body for competitive swimming, has told a company named Soul Cap that its headwear for swimmers with voluminous hair will not be permitted in any competitions FINA recognizes, ranging from county meets to the Olympics.

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From layers to helmets to headwear, they’ve got you covered for a safe and comfortable day in the backcountry.

Thankfully, no one will be judging your unfashionable headwear under water.

Another common argument is that soldiers with religious headwear take on additional risk because they cannot wear helmets.

One early problem for the exuberantly hatted legislator: The House has forbidden headwear since 1837.

From Anna Sui to Oscar de la Renta to Michael Kors, the headwear at New York Fashion Week has been wonderfully over the top.

Mr. Green Hat, on this occasion, had discarded the article of headwear that had given him that nickname with the young ensigns.

I produced a gilt paper initial "H," such as hatters put in headwear for their customers.

Just a simple piece of headwear that has seen many suns and rains.

It has been a favorite device of great portrait painters to dress their sitters in all sorts of fanciful headwear.

In the general description at the park the old styles of headwear have been crowded to the background by foreign novelties.


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