|Bowler hats are a staple of the steampunk style|
(photo by HyperXP)
Noun. Mid-19th century.
[William Bowler, English hatter who designed it in 1850.]
In full, bowler hat. A hard felt hat with a rounded crown and a narrow curled brim.
be given one's bowler (hat), get one's bowler (hat) slang be retired to civilian life, be demobilized.
bowler-hatted adjective (a) wearing a bowler (b) slang civilian retired from the forces.
|Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch of the Old West|
|A bowler-hatted Bolivian|
(photo by Alex Proimos)
Do you own or wear a bowler hat?
Did you hear about the bowler that wouldn't wait but went on ahead?
(I'm so, so sorry - that is truly unforgivable)
Did you (like some people around here) think its name had something to do with bowls?
Your hatty comments are most welcome (but, please, no CAPS).