pl. -·bies, -·bys
Chiefly Brit. a man's soft felt hat with a narrow brim and the crown deeply dented front to back
Origin of trilbyso named because such a hat was worn in a stage version (1895) of Trilby (1894 novel by George du Maurier)
A soft felt hat with a deeply creased crown.
Origin of trilbyAfter the novel Trilby, by George du Maurier (because such a hat was worn in the original London stage production based on the novel).
- A narrow-brimmed felt hat.
From the stage adaptation of George du Maurier's novel Trilby, in which such hats were worn.