Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tall silk hat; a dress hat, a ‘chimney pot.’

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Figure 1: Microbiologist XX dons a top-hat and removes the stick from her ass.

    April Scientiae: We Rise Up

  • Everett Collection Dudley Moore as Arthur So, on a gray afternoon soon after Halloween, I wore mine on the street appearing less like polished top-hat icon Fred Astaire, and more like an outlaw dandy out of "Deadwood."

    Time to Top Up?

  • How/why do robots come from another world and turn into top-hat wearing limousine robots?

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  • It was a very white-gloves and top-hat kind of thing.

    Sound artist Richard Chartier to perform at the Hirshhorn tonight

  • Starting at the Dam Square and guided by a top-hat wearing driver and a tall, decorated horse, it drops us off at Café In de Waag for a cappuccino and a walk through history.

    Susan Fogwell: An American Sculptor in Holland

  • BP is now trying a smaller dome, called a "top-hat," which should fit more tightly over the rupture.

    BP Wasn't Prepared For Leak, CEO Says

  • The hot spot hosted a Mad Tea Party last month that saw L.A. (gothic and traditional) Lolitas, plushy rabbits and top-hat sporting guys come out en-masse.

    Kid Kouture

  • He'll take on the top-hat wearing title character in Steven Spielberg's much anticipated and often delayed biopic about Abraham Lincoln, despite swirling rumors that the role had gone to Liam Neeson.

    Daniel Day Lewis' New Role In Steven Spielberg's Anticipated Biopic

  • And as you walked up the stairs, you would see these posters of magicians, and you realized that he and his wife Regina ph, instead of being the people that one normally associated with magic, these goofy guys who had blinking rabbit in the hat and top-hat pins on their jacket lapels, was in fact some bright, urbane, witty, literate man.

    Charles Reynolds, A 'Magician's Magician'

  • He was going around in a top-hat buying up properties like Old Kent Road.

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