Definition of Porkpie hat
1. Noun. Man's hat with a low, flat crown and a snap brim.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Porkpie Hat
porkpie hat (current term)
Literary usage of Porkpie hat
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Women of the Middle Kingdom by Robert Leroy McNabb (1903)
"... and the inside lined with dark cloth. The brim is to be turned up, which gives it the appearance of what used to be known as the 'porkpie' hat. ..."
2. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"... with $200 in twenties and wrote his phone number on the brim of a little porkpie hat that looked good on their head and turned them loose on the city. ..."
3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1904)
"... stiff black jerkin with silver buttons, wooden clogs, and hard round porkpie hat : a grimly characteristic personality, and one not to be trifled with. ..."
4. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1861)
"... while smarting under the tyranny of his neighbour, Justice Oldmixon, or disgusted with the hoops and porkpie hat of his flaunting lady. ..."
5. Rome and Venice: With Other Wanderings in Italy, in 1866-7 by George Augustus Sala (1869)
"... with Balmoral boots, a porkpie - hat, and a chignon, arm in arm with a French sergeant of sappers. But such a thing would be impossible at El ..."
6. Sport and Travel Papers by Henry Melladew (1909)
"His head is covered by a porkpie hat with a black velvet rim, a yellow headpiece, in the centre of which is a bright crimson knot. ..."