coolie hat

coolie hat

noun
a wide, conical straw hat worn especially as a shield against the sun.

Origin:
1935–40

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Main Entry:  coolie hat
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a broad cone-shaped straw hat, esp. worn by Asian laborers
Etymology:  from Hind. kuli
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