Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of topi1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pith helmet

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See topi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun

Etymologies

From the Hindi topi, a hat. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I had long ago learned to relish fish and meat which they call "topee," and which civilized people denominate "rotten".

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  • "topee," for one-third of the price he would pay in London; and this will be his only wear, before sunset, until he again reaches a temperate climate.

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  • Marri spoke a precise, hesitant, whispering English that, combined with his robe and beige topee and the setting, gave him a certain charisma.

    Pakistan’s Fatal Shore

  • Chief among them was India's happy hooker Mohinder Amarnath, recalled after a long exile in the Lancashire leagues with Lowerhouse and Crompton, who took them on with, initially, only a solar topee to protect himself.

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  • In prison, they make punks a forced “boyfriend” sit down topee.

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  • I am half expecting a red-faced, sweating white man in a topee to come striding up to berate the Lascars...

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  • It was on all fours, like a hound on a scent, that I was compelled to travel; my solar topee getting the worse for wear every minute; my skin getting more and more wounded; my clothes at each step becoming more and more tattered.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Whereupon he was shown my cork topee, which he tried on his woolly head, much to his own and to our amusement.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • As I watched, he finished his business and strode off towards the town — a jaunty, tragic little figure, cheated out of his patrimony by his partner, battened on by an obviously worthless son, deserted by his wife, an irrepressible, bewildered figure striding off under his bobbing topee, cheerfully butting his way into a whole continent of rapacious and ruthless jolly good fellows.

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