[ top-hat ]
/ ˈtɒpˈhæt /


of or relating to polite or fashionable society.

Origin of top-hat

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

Definition for top-hat (2 of 2)

top hat


a tall, cylindrical hat with a stiff brim usually slightly curved on the sides, worn by men especially on formal occasions.Compare beaver1(def 4), opera hat, silk hat.

Origin of top hat

First recorded in 1800–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for top-hat

top hat


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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