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wide-awake

[wahyd-uh-weyk] /ˈwaɪd əˈweɪk/
adjective
1.
fully awake; with the eyes wide open.
2.
alert, keen, or knowing:
a wide-awake young woman.
noun
3.
Also called wide-awake hat. a soft, low-crowned felt hat.
4.
the sooty tern.
Origin of wide-awake
1810-1820
1810-20
Related forms
wide-awakeness, noun
Synonyms
2. watchful, vigilant; sharp, quick, astute.
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Examples from the Web for wideawake hat
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  • There is the wideawake hat still hanging there—see, it is quite new; obviously brought for you to look at, it would seem.

    The Red Triangle Arthur Morrison
  • Joking apart, Mr. Bumpkin, you see that man sitting over there with the wideawake hat?

  • He wore dark-blue knee-breeches, with stockings of undyed wool, red shirt-sleeves, and wideawake hat of grey felt.

    The Norwegian Fjords A. Heaton Cooper
  • He wore a wideawake hat thrown back on his head, thus displaying his brown country-looking face to full advantage.

  • It was a part of the stage business to dash my wideawake hat to the ground, and—the wig came with it.

    The Making Of A Novelist David Christie Murray
  • For a hundred yards ahead of him he perceived a clerical figure, spare and tall, in a wideawake hat, swinging towards him.

    Elizabeth's Campaign Mrs. Humphrey Ward
British Dictionary definitions for wideawake hat

wide-awake

adjective (wide awake when postpositive)
1.
fully awake
2.
keen, alert, or observant
noun
3.
Also called wide-awake hat. a hat with a low crown and very wide brim
Derived Forms
wide-awakeness, noun
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