from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man's hat having a low flat crown and a flexible brim. Also called porkpie hat.

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  • n. Alternative form of pork pie.

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  • n. man's hat with a low, flat crown and a snap brim


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  • It's an uninspired, cynical and distinctly saggy effort, to be honest, which deserves to sink without a trace, but then again Hugo HUGO! is grouchily handsome and wears a lovely jaunty porkpie hat, so maybe it's actually dead good and deserves all the success it's predicted.

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  • Of medium height, stocky, tattooed, unsmiling, with eyes concealed by Wayfarers under a black leather porkpie hat, Rojas was a badass Eastsider.

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  • The barbette or porkpie hat was a stiff band of several inches depth that went around the head with a piece of fabric wrapping underthe chin to hold it on.

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  • This discomfited some of the Zuccotti inhabitants, aware of anti-Semitism charges against the movement, so an OWSer in an undershirt and porkpie hat poured coffee down the guy's back, who called out to demand his constitutional rights from a bemused-looking senior NYPD official.

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  • But after telling a mountain of lies, collecting boatloads of cash and committing a few more murders, Walt now seems about as black as his alter ego Heisenberg's porkpie hat.

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  • Young in his later years, wearing trademark porkpie hat.

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  • I was a little puzzled by the rice paddies that seem to be planted in the Forest of Arden, but I loved the trees, and I loved the 1930oid costuming -- except for Rosalind's polo shirt and khakis and little porkpie hat, which made her look like a baby Ellen DeGeneres.

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  • Harborside's founder and chief executive, Steve DeAngelo, remarkable for his pigtails and porkpie hats, is considering throwing one of them (hat, that is) into the ring.

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  • There's the beanie, the porkpie, the beret and the newsboy cap, plus a few dozen others the drummer donned on "Nouvelle Star," the French equivalent of "American Idol," where he was the resident Simon Cowell.

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