Davy Crockett hat

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English[edit]

a Davy Crockett hat on display

Etymology[edit]

From the name of American frontiersman Davy Crockett (1786-1836), often depicted wearing such a hat.

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Noun[edit]

Davy Crockett hat (plural Davy Crockett hats)

  1. (chiefly US) A hat made of a real or simulated pelt of a raccoon with the tail hanging in back, particularly popular among children in North America during the 1950s and 1960s.
    • 1959, "Crowded Holidays," Time, 5 Jan.,
      Back at the farm, David bundled up in his new outdoor outfit, added a Davy Crockett hat (with tail) and a .410 shotgun, joined his genial grandfather in the fields for a brief try at rabbit hunting.

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