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[pawrk-pahy, pohrk-] /ˈpɔrkˌpaɪ, ˈpoʊrk-/
a snap-brimmed hat with a round, flat crown, usually made of felt.
1725-35; pork + pie1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • He wore stonewashed jeans and a yellow see-through shirt and a porkpie hat tipped forward on his brow.
Encyclopedia Article for porkpie

round hat with a turned-up brim and a flat crown. The porkpie, so called because of its shape, became popular with both men and women in the mid-19th century, though a similarly shaped hat had been worn in the European Middle Ages.

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