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slouch hat

a soft hat often made of felt and having a supple, usually broad brim.
Origin of slouch hat
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In fiery rough figure, with black Samson-locks under the slouch-hat, he steps along there.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • Crimmins crushed his slouch-hat in his hand, and slunk into a chair by the window.

    Tom Grogan F. Hopkinson Smith
  • But that afternoon he had his hair cut, and he discarded the slouch-hat for one with a stiff brim.

  • What made him hesitate was the way the slouch-hat shaded the intruder's face, the gas-jets not revealing the features.

    Felix O'Day F. Hopkinson Smith
  • He pulled off his slouch-hat and shook back his long hair as he leaped to a place beside the eldest brother.

  • He pressed his slouch-hat more heavily over his eyes, and glared at her from under the shadow of its brim.

    The Treasure of Heaven Marie Corelli
  • A slouch-hat, crowning hollow eyes and haggard beard, filled him with joy: it marked a bran-bread man and a brother.

  • Then Cameron rose, reached out for the phial of medicine, drove his slouch-hat down over his forehead, and walked toward the door.

    Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
  • A man in a smock-frock and slouch-hat rushed across the platform at this moment, and made for the door which the guard held open.

    Shifting Winds R.M. Ballantyne
  • The man in the smock-frock pulled his slouch-hat well over his eyes, and admitted that it was a “close shave.”

    Shifting Winds R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for slouch-hat

slouch hat

any soft hat with a brim that can be pulled down over the ears, esp an Australian army hat with the left side of the brim turned up
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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