Wondrous Words #424

WWWEvery week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.

I saw this word while reading the blurb for The Dress Thief by Natalie Meg Evans:

trilby: A tilted trilby and shoes of black glacé leather suggested a young lady of means, as did silk stockings accentuating slim calves and ankles.

A trillby is a soft felt hat with a narrow brim and indented crown. I know this hat! It wasn’t called a trilby back in the 40s, but I remember my dad wearing one of these. Here’s Ins[ectpr Clouseau/Peter Sellers wearing one.

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That’s all for me this week. Don’t forget to visit Kathy for more Wondrous Words Wednesday.

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4 Responses to Wondrous Words #424

  1. I figured it was a piece of clothing from the sentence. It’s a fun word to say!

  2. Mary Ann Langan says:

    Liked trillby,never new the name of the hat, thanks! For sharing.

  3. Vicki says:

    My husband loved hats. I’m sure he had one like that at one time or another.

  4. Jackie says:

    It is a fun word to use!

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