homburg [hom-burg] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a man’s felt hat with a soft crown dented lengthwise and a slightly rolled brim.
Origin of homburg First recorded in 1890–95; after Homburg, Germany, where it was first manufactured Examples from the Web for homburg Historical Examples of homburg
Heinzel and Homburg make other conjectures (Herrig’s Archiv, 72, 374, etc.).
But I was nevertheless annoyed with my mother for going to Homburg.
All my family at Homburg, settling down tranquilly in the enemy’s country.
He took off the Homburg, took his handkerchief from his breast pocket, and wiped the hatband.
James Benjamin Blish
It was very silly of you to go to Homburg as if you didn’t care.
W. Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for homburg homburg noun
- a man’s hat of soft felt with a dented crown and a stiff upturned brim
Word Origin for homburg C20: named after Homburg, in Germany, town where it was originally made Word Origin and History for homburg n.
type of soft felt had with a curled brim and a dented crown, 1894, from Homburg, resort town in Prussia, where it was first made. Introduced to England by Edward VII.