Meaning of “hat” in the English Dictionary

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"hat" in British English

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hatnoun [ C ]

uk /hæt/ us /hæt/

A1 a covering for the head that is not part of a piece of clothing:

a straw hat
a woolly hat
a wide-brimmed hat

used to refer to one of the various jobs or responsibilities that someone has:

For this movie, she is wearing the hats of director and actress.
This is me with my manager's hat on talking.

More examples

  • Hang your coat and hat on the rack over there.
  • Do I look ridiculous in this hat?
  • It was silly of you to go out in the hot sun without a hat.
  • A crowd of football fans wearing scarves and hats flooded into the bar.
  • Upon her head she wore a black velvet hat.

(Definition of “hat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hat" in American English

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hatnoun [ C ]

us /hæt/

a piece of clothing for the head:

a straw/fur hat
a cowboy hat

(Definition of “hat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)