An example of a hat is a fedora.
An example of a hat is the role of teacher.
Wears two hats—one as parent and one as corporate executive.
- 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.
- As a secret or in confidence:Keep this information under your hat.
- in a humble or obsequious manner; abjectly
- to take up a collection, as at a meeting
- to salute or congratulate
- to make irresponsible or foolish statements; talk nonsense
- to enter a contest, esp. one for political office
- strictly confidential; secret
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of hat
- Middle English from Old English hæt, hætt
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.