trilby

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Etymology[edit]

From the stage adaptation of George du Maurier's novel Trilby, in which such hats were worn.

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Noun[edit]

trilby (plural trilbys or trilbies)

  1. A narrow-brimmed felt hat.
    • 1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 13, Well Tackled![1]:
      “Nothing very special, sir. He had a mack or coat over his arm, and a trilby hat. He wore a tweed suit, sir, I think.”