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topee

or to·pi

[ toh-pee, toh-pee ]
/ toʊˈpi, ˈtoʊ pi /
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noun

(in India) a lightweight helmet or sun hat made from the pith of the sola plant.

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Origin of topee

First recorded in 1825–35, topee is from the Hindi word ṭopī hat
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topee

topi

/ (ˈtəʊpiː, -pɪ) /

noun plural -pees or -pis

another name for pith helmet

Word Origin for topee

C19: from Hindi topī hat
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