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top-hat

[top-hat] /ˈtɒpˈhæt/
adjective
1.
of or relating to polite or fashionable society.
Origin of top-hat
1890-1895
1890-95; adj. use of top hat
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top-hat

n.

also tophat, 1875, from top (n.1) + hat.

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