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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Trilby, female character in the book Trilby (1894) by George Du Maurier, who in the stage version of the book wore such a hat

trilby

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
tril‧by also trilby hat plural trilbies [countable] especially British English
DCC a man's soft felt hat

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