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See wizard hat. This synonym specifically
refers to the wizards of Unseen University in Terry Pratchett's
Discworld series of humorous fantasies; these books
are extremely popular among hackers.
Pointed hats have been a distinctive item of headgear of a wide range of cultures throughout history. Though often suggesting an ancient Indo-European tradition, they were also traditionally worn by women of Lapland, the Japanese, the Mi'kmaq people of Atlantic Canada, and the Huastecs of Veracruz and Aztec. The Kabiri of New Guinea have the diba, a pointed hat glued together.
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