Definitions for sombrerosɒmˈbrɛər oʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a broad-brimmed, tall-crowned hat of straw or felt worn esp. in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.
Origin of sombrero:
1590–1600; < Sp: hat, der. of sombra shade; see somber
one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
a straw hat with a tall crown and broad brim; worn in American southwest and in Mexico
A hat of a particular kind, with a high conical or cylindrical crown and a saucer-shaped brim, highly embroidered, made of plush felt.
A mixed drink with tequila, named after the hat.
Origin: From sombrero, from sombra + -ero, literally, "shade-maker."
a kind of broad-brimmed hat, worn in Spain and in Spanish America
Sombrero in English refers to a type of wide-brimmed hat in Mexico and the Philippines. It usually has a high pointed crown, an extra-wide brim, and a chin string to hold it in place. Cowboys generalized the word to mean just about any wide broad-brimmed hat. In Mexico, peasant sombreros are usually made of straw, while wealthier people wear sombreros made of felt. They come in many designs with different colorings, woven patterns, and decorations. The Mexican sombrero has become a national and cultural symbol, and is often used in traditional Mexican celebrations, especially by communities outside Mexico.
Translations for sombrero
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a covering for the head, usually worn out of doors
He raised his hat as the lady approached.
- chapéuPortuguese (BR)
- der HutGerman
- hue; hatDanish
- šešir, klobukCroatian
- skrybėlė, kepurėLithuanian
- cepure; platmaleLatvian
- hatt, hodeplaggNorwegian
- خولۍ ، ټوپۍ ، رخچينهPashto
- 帽子Chinese (Trad.)
- капелюх, шапкаUkrainian
- یوروپی وضع کی ٹوپیUrdu
- 帽子Chinese (Simp.)
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