[ straw-hat ]

  1. of or relating to a summer theater situated outside an urban or metropolitan area: strawhat theater; strawhat circuit.

Origin of strawhat

First recorded in 1935–40; so called from the wearing of straw hats in summer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use strawhat in a sentence

  • In fact, so much of her smooth brow as could be seen under a broad-brimmed straw hat was wrinkled in a decided frown.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • He put on his big straw hat, and taking his umbrella from the stand in the hall, followed the lady in black, never overtaking her.

  • One bright morning Willy's mamma put on his straw hat, and sent him out in the yard to play.

  • Her figure, in her white gown and large straw hat, had for background the shadows of thick woods.