a man's felt hat with a soft crown dented lengthwise and a slightly rolled brim.

Origin of homburg

First recorded in 1890–95; after Homburg, Germany, where it was first manufactured
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Examples from the Web for homburg

Historical Examples of homburg

  • Heinzel and Homburg make other conjectures (Herrig's Archiv, 72, 374, etc.).



  • But I was nevertheless annoyed with my mother for going to Homburg.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • All my family at Homburg, settling down tranquilly in the enemy's country.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • He took off the Homburg, took his handkerchief from his breast pocket, and wiped the hatband.


    James Benjamin Blish

  • It was very silly of you to go to Homburg as if you didn't care.

    The Explorer

    W. Somerset Maugham

British Dictionary definitions for homburg



a man's hat of soft felt with a dented crown and a stiff upturned brim

Word Origin for homburg

C20: named after Homburg, in Germany, town where it was originally made
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Word Origin and History for homburg

type of soft felt had with a curled brim and a dented crown, 1894, from Homburg, resort town in Prussia, where it was first made. Introduced to England by Edward VII.

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