This is one style of hat. It is called a fedora
- An example of a hat is a fedora.
- An example of a hat is the role of teacher.
- a covering for the head, usually with a brim and a crown
- any of the several titles, positions, jobs, roles, etc. that one person may have
Origin of hatMiddle English from Old English hætt, akin to Old Frisian hat, German hut from Indo-European base an unverified form kadh-, to cover, protect from source hood, heed, Classical Latin cassis, helmet
transitive verbhat′ted, hat′ting
hat in hand
pass the hat
Origin of hatin allusion to the use of a hat in which to collect money
take one's hat off to
talk through one's hat
throw one's hat into the ring
under one's hat
- A covering for the head, especially one with a shaped crown and brim.
- a. A head covering of distinctive color and shape worn as a symbol of office.b. The office symbolized by the wearing of such a head covering.
- A role or office symbolized by or as if by the wearing of different hats: wears two hats—one as parent and one as corporate executive.
transitive verbhat·ted, hat·ting, hats
Origin of hatMiddle English from Old English hæt, hætt
- A covering for the head, often in the approximate form of a cone or a cylinder closed at its top end, and sometimes having a brim and other decoration.
- (figuratively) A particular role or capacity that a person might fill.
- (figuratively) Any receptacle from which numbers/names are pulled out in a lottery.
- (figuratively, by extension) The lottery or draw itself.
- We're both in the hat: let's hope we come up against each other.
- (video games) A hat switch.
- (typography, nonstandard, rare) = háček
- See also headgear
From Middle English hat, from Old English hæt, hætt (“head-covering, hat”), from Proto-Germanic *hattuz (“hat”), from Proto-Indo-European *kadʰ- (“to guard, cover, care for, protect”). Cognate with North Frisian hat (“hat”), Danish hat (“hat”), Swedish hatt (“hat”), Icelandic hattur (“hat”), Latin cassis (“helmet”), Lithuanian kudas (“bird's crest or tuft”), Avestan [script?] (xaoda, “hat”), Welsh caddu (“to provide for, ensure”). Compare also hood.