Panama hat

  1. a hat made of finely plaited young leaves of the jipijapa, a palmlike plant of Central and South America.

Origin of Panama hat

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby Panama hat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Panama hat in a sentence

  • He wore a grey flannel suit and a Panama hat pulled down over his eyes.

    The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
  • He was a big, clumsy brute in the white linen suit of a respectable business man and a Panama hat.

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
  • On one occasion a fire did start, but he succeeded in extinguishing it with his Panama hat.

    The Romance of Aircraft | Lawrence Yard Smith
  • Suddenly she recognized the broad back and the familiar but very unseasonable Panama hat.

    West Wind Drift | George Barr McCutcheon
  • Seated in a kind of porch, beside an immense telescope, was a very old man in a Panama hat, with a rattan cane.

British Dictionary definitions for Panama hat

Panama hat

  1. (sometimes not capital) a hat made of the plaited leaves of the jipijapa plant of Central and South America: Often shortened to: panama, Panama

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