noun, plural tril·bies. Chiefly British.
Origin of trilby
Examples from the Web for trilby
But our friends did not think it necessary to reveal that she was "la grande Trilby."Trilby|George Du Maurier
The "boom" of Trilby, we are told, surprised du Maurier immensely, for he had not taken himself au sérieux as a novelist.
Trilby was a name that had long lain perdu somewhere "at the back of du Maurier's head."
The hypnotism in 'Trilby' was perhaps a journalist's idea, that subject being much talked of at the time the book was written.
Mr. du Maurier has rich endowment of all these gifts, which shine on every page of Trilby.
British Dictionary definitions for trilby
noun plural -bies
Word Origin for trilby
Word Origin and History 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.