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sombrero

[ som-brair-oh; Spanish sawm-bre-raw ]
/ sɒmˈbrɛər oʊ; Spanish sɔmˈbrɛ rɔ /
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noun, plural som·bre·ros [som-brair-ohz; Spanish sawm-bre-raws] /sɒmˈbrɛər oʊz; Spanish sɔmˈbrɛ rɔs/.

a broad-brimmed hat of straw or felt, usually tall-crowned, worn especially in Spain, Mexico, and the southwestern U.S.

RELATED WORDS

helmet, fedora, headgear, lid, straw, bucket, bonnet, sailor, skimmer, millinery, Stetson, Panama, chapeau, bowler, boater, topper, tam, headpiece

Nearby words

somatotropin-releasing factor, somatotype, somber, somberly, sombre, sombrero, sombrous, some, somebody, somebody up there loves me, someday

Origin of sombrero

1590–1600; < Spanish: hat, derivative of sombra shade; see somber
Related formssom·bre·roed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sombrero

sombrero

/ (sɒmˈbrɛərəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

a felt or straw hat with a wide brim, as worn by men in Mexico

Word Origin for sombrero

C16: from Spanish, from sombrero de sol shade from the sun
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Word Origin and History for sombrero

sombrero


n.

1770, from Spanish sombrero "broad-brimmed hat," originally "umbrella, parasol" (a sense found in English 1590s), from sombra "shade," from Late Latin subumbrare (see somber).

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