- a hat of soft felt with an indented crown.
Origin of trilby
Examples from the Web for trilby
Historical Examples of trilby
Of course, she had read her Trilby, and other works dealing with the Latin Quarter.The Incomplete Amorist
She opened the door and there saw Alston Choate, his feet on the table, reading "Trilby."The Prisoner
The composition sometimes is spoken of as the "Trilby" impromptu.The Pianolist
Trilby and Old Barney were the two who stuck (p. 334) to the alley longest.The Battle with the Slum
Jacob A. Riis.
They sat up and rubbed their eyes, while Chief and Trilby barked their welcome.Children of the Tenements
Jacob A. Riis
- mainly British a man's soft felt hat with an indented crown
- (plural) slang feet
Word Origin for trilby
type of hat, 1897, from name of Trilby O'Ferrall, eponymous heroine of the novel by George du Maurier (1834-1896), published in 1894. In the stage version of the novel, the character wore this type of soft felt hat. In plural, also slang for "feet" (1895), in reference to the eroticism attached to the heroine's bare feet.