Definitions

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  • adj. Not possessing, or not wearing, a hat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no hat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no hat.

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

  • adj. not wearing a hat

Etymologies

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hat +ā€Ž -less

Examples

  • I might have posed before your butler, perhaps, as belonging to what you call the hatless brigade, but the mud upon my clothes, and these unfortunate rents in my garments, would have necessitated an explanation which I thought better avoided.

    The Zeppelin's Passenger

  • And the men appeared, some of his watch, others of the second mate's watch, routed from sleep -- men coatless, and hatless, and bootless; men ghastly-faced with fear but eager for once to spring to the orders of the man who knew and could save their miserable lives from miserable death.

    CHAPTER XXXVIII

  • But she looked crazy: wild-eyed, wild-haired, coatless, hatless, and dragging a gray blanket behind her through the snow.

    Uprising

  • In the end, hatless, disheveled, with streaming nose and one eye closed, Watson won to the sidewalk and into the arms of a policeman.

    The Benefit of the Doubt

  • They were both about sixty, both very short, pink, and chubby, and both hatless.

    Notable & Quotable

  • Headwear had, at points, indicated the marital status of a woman, with unmarried women sometimes allowed to go hatless or with hair down.

    Fashion: A Bygone Era of Hats « Colleen Anderson

  • Tom, wigless and hatless, arrived after breakfast to say that he has hired men to remove all the costumes and paintings in the theatre to a safer location and to stand by with water buckets in case the fire reaches Bridges Street.

    Exit the Actress

  • Presidents have helped shape clothing trends since Woodrow Wilson wore a cutaway frock coat; a hatless John F. Kennedy helped kill his era's fedora craze.

    Candidates Figure What Voters Need From Them Is a Good Dressing Down

  • Actress Diahann Carroll caused a stir when she strode hatless through the airport in a blue-and-orange minidress.

    Burial for a King

  • And I say let the cats keep their hobby until they bring something really good and useful home, though no doubt there is an unhappy little girl out there with a hatless doll right now.

    And Iā€™m Back « Tales from the Reading Room

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