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A country in Central America; population 3,360,500 (est. 2009); official language, Spanish; capital, Panama City.
A man's wide-brimmed hat of straw-like material, originally made from the leaves of a particular tropical palm tree.
- ‘In the old days he'd always worn a bowler hat, of course, and when they went out of fashion, a trilby; never a panama, not to the Club.’
- ‘But people would not like it; the embarrassment of a dead man's jacket, his baseball cap and panama on the hallstand.’
- ‘In several he looked like a 1970s football manager in his white panama hat and a sheepskin coat.’
- ‘Only buy a panama hat with a sweatband, which helps keep your hat in place and prevents it from stretching out.’
- ‘Even if you don't think of yourself as much of a ‘hat ‘person, a panama hat is one of the best places to start.’’
- ‘Then, panamas or linen hats were the order of the day.’
- ‘My wide-brimmed panama hat was chilling nicely in the boat's hat cooler.’
- ‘It would never fit again and he had to make do, most unwillingly, with a borrowed panama.’
- ‘The sweat dribbled around the patent brim of his new white panama.’
- ‘But I guess I wasn't counting on the enduring shade of the panama hat.’
Mid 19th century: named after the country of Panama.
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