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[straw-hat] /ˈstrɔˌhæt/
of or relating to a summer theater situated outside an urban or metropolitan area:
strawhat theater; strawhat circuit.
Origin of strawhat
1935-40; so called from the wearing of straw hats in summer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Her straw hat was narrow of brim, banded with a black ribbon.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • Joe picked his straw hat from a chair and stood turning it in his hands.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The sprinkling of "straws" gave a suggestion to the street, and the straw hat season was opened.

    The Psychology of Salesmanship William Walker Atkinson
  • He wore a straw hat, and boots of the ordinary colour, and — Whew!

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • He was a roughly-dressed fellow, with a straw hat such as farmers wear, whose broad brim nearly hid his face.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  • Harry Tristram, in flannels and a straw hat, stood looking in.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
Slang definitions & phrases for straw hat



A red nose caused by excessive drinking (1949+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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