A derby hat.
- An example of a derby is the Kentucky Derby.
- An example of a derby is a bowler hat.
The definition of a derby is a horse race, or a hat with a round top and a curved brim.
Origin of Derbyafter the twelfth Earl of Derby, who founded the race in 1780 a race for three-year-old horses, run annually at Epsom Downs in Surrey
- any similar horse race; esp., the Kentucky Derby
- [d-] any of various contests or races, open to anyone who wishes to enter: a fishing derby, demolition derby
- [d-] a stiff felt hat with a round crown and curved brim; bowler
- city in Derbyshire, central England
- Sports Any of various annual horseraces, especially for three-year-olds.
- Sports A formal race usually having an open field of contestants: a motorcycle derby.
- A stiff felt hat with a round crown and a narrow, curved brim.
Origin of derbyAfter Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (1752-1834), founder of the English Derby
A city of central England west of Nottingham. First founded by the Romans as a garrison town, it was one of the centers of the Industrial Revolution.x
From Epsom Derby horse race, named after Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby.