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noun

a tall, cylindrical hat with a stiff brim usually slightly curved on the sides, worn by men especially on formal occasions.

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Origin of top hat

First recorded in 1800–10

Definition for top hat (2 of 2)

top-hat
[ top-hat ]
/ ˈtɒpˈhæt /

adjective

of or relating to polite or fashionable society.

Origin of top-hat

First recorded in 1890–95; adj. use of top hat
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British Dictionary definitions for top hat

top hat

noun

a man's hat with a tall cylindrical crown and narrow brim, often made of silk, now worn for some formal occasionsAlso called: high hat
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