[sha-poh; French sha-poh]
noun, plural chapeaux [sha-pohz; French sha-poh] , chapeaus.
a hat.
a representation of a low-crowned hat with a turned-up brim, usually of a different tincture, used either as a charge or as part of a crest.
a cap depicted within a representation of a crown or coronet.

1515–25; < French; Old French chapel wreath, hat < Late Latin cappellus hood, hat, equivalent to capp(a) (see cap1) + -ellus diminutive suffix Unabridged
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chapeau (ˈʃæpəʊ, French ʃapo)
n , pl -peaux, -peaus
a hat
[C16: from French, from Late Latin cappellus hood, from cappacap]

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Word Origin & History

1523, from Fr. chapeau (O.Fr. capel, 12c.) "hat," from L. capellum (cf. It. cappello, Sp. capelo, Port. chapeo), dim. of cappa (see cap).
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Example sentences
Don your cultural chapeau while still going for full fashion immersion with a handful of local exhibitions celebrating couture.
He was six feet tall, while the addition of an immense paper chapeau did not detract from his high and imposing appearance.
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