Advertisement

Advertisement

View synonyms for top hat

top hat

1

noun

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


top-hat

2

[ top-hat ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to polite or fashionable society.

top hat

noun

  1. a man's hat with a tall cylindrical crown and narrow brim, often made of silk, now worn for some formal occasions Also calledhigh hat


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of top hat1

First recorded in 1800–10

Origin of top hat2

First recorded in 1890–95; adj. use of top hat
Discover More

Example Sentences

With a grimace on my face and my finest Scrooge top hat on, I swan-dived into the avalanche of content.

One hundred grams of flour will always be 100 grams, whether you measure it in a cup, a bowl, a Frisbee, or a top hat.

Fast-forward to 1961, when a Baltimore newspaper pleaded with John Kennedy to restore the top hat to men’s formal fashion wear and make his inauguration “more memorable for children.”

Around this time, Slash established his iconic look: Top hat and shades.

The gentleman seen with the weird guy in the bear suit is wearing a tuxedo, but not a top hat.

Planters is tipping its top hat to Robert Downey, Jr., who the company revealed as the first-ever voice of Mr. Peanut this week.

The man stood before him in top-hat, a cutaway revealed through the folds of his fur coat.

He always wore a frock-coat green with age and a very old top-hat and very shiny trousers.

His shoulders were broad, his top-hat glossy, and his overcoat fitted beautifully round the collar.

His hair, or at least what was visible outside a top hat of wondrous style, was grey.

"Good morning, gentlemen," he said, with a flourish of his top hat.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


tophampertop-hat scheme