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trilby

[ tril-bee ]
/ ˈtrɪl bi /
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noun, plural tril·bies.Chiefly British.
a hat of soft felt with an indented crown.
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Also called trilby hat .

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
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British Dictionary definitions for trilby

trilby
/ (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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