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picture hat

noun
1.
a woman's hat having a very broad, flexible brim, often decorated with feathers, flowers, or the like.
Origin of picture hat
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • "Oh, I suppose so," came the indifferent answer from Mary, as she tilted the picture hat to an angle a trifle more jaunty.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Her smile under the picture hat was coquettish, if not bold.

  • From under the shadow of the picture hat and the ostrich feathers her eyes regarded him searchingly, watchfully.

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • The picture hat had been snatched by a gust and went sailing into a hedge.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • I ought to be sending her in a picture hat with an organdy dress and blue sash to meet Minga.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • From under a picture hat, Helena's eyes smiled down at Madison.

    The Miracle Man Frank L. Packard
  • The woman looked wonderingly at her from under the shade of a picture hat.

    By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • I saw the slender figure in the picture hat, I heard the half-humorous and half-pathetic voice.

    No Hero E.W. Hornung
  • A picture hat with costly plumes, imported from London, concealed the ebony beauty of her hair.

    Luna Benamor Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Gradually my fear of detection wore away, as the time approached when I was to realize my dream of a picture hat.

British Dictionary definitions for picture hat

picture hat

noun
1.
a decorated hat with a very wide brim, esp as worn by women in paintings by Gainsborough and Reynolds
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