See also headgear.
- At the slightest pretext or provocation.
- In a humble manner; humbly.
- To respect, admire, or congratulate.
- To talk nonsense.
- To bluff.
- To enter a political race as a candidate for office.
Other Word Forms of Hat
Origin of Hat
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.
Middle English from Old English hæt, hætt
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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