Definition of trilby noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtrɪlbi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪlbi//
(pl. trilbies) (especially British English)
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a man’s soft hat with a narrow brim and the top part pushed in from front to back Word Originlate 19th cent.: from the name of the heroine in G. du Maurier's novel Trilby (1894), in the stage version of which such a hat was worn.
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