[ tril-bee ]
/ ˈtrɪl bi /

noun, plural tril·bies. Chiefly British.

a hat of soft felt with an indented crown.

Origin of trilby

1895–1900; short for Trilby hat, after the hat worn by a character in an illustration for the novel Trilby (1894) by George du Maurier
Also called trilby hat. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈtrɪlbɪ) /

noun plural -bies

mainly British a man's soft felt hat with an indented crown
(plural) slang feet

Word Origin for trilby

C19: named after Trilby, the heroine of a dramatized novel (1893) of that title by George du Maurier
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