the broad-brimmed official hat of a Roman Catholic cardinal, symbolic of the office or rank of a cardinal.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called scarlet hat.
Origin of red hat
First recorded in 1590–1600
Words nearby red hat
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British Dictionary definitions for red hat
the broad-brimmed crimson hat given to cardinals as the symbol of their rank and office
the rank and office of a cardinal
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