One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A broad-brimmed felt or straw hat, typically worn in Mexico and the south-western US.
- ‘Just then, a group of men wearing sombreros and playing guitar came to our floor.’
- ‘He wore a large hat that he called a sombrero, in honor of some holiday in his culture that happened to be today.’
- ‘He stomps in without stopping to divest himself of his sombrero, spurs or pistols.’
- ‘Frank insisted on wearing a sombrero, as well as his Celtic top and shellsuit trousers.’
- ‘Students donned sombreros and begged for a Fiesta Bowl invitation.’
- ‘Portraying Down Mexico Way, this band boasted a Spanish influence with its fancy sailors wearing colourful sombreros and a section of female revellers in flamenco-styled costumes.’
- ‘And whether riding a gondola in Venice, wearing a sombrero in Mexico or joining local traditions, this pope always added a touch of style.’
- ‘Evidently, fur is the hot thing for men to be wearing - fur coats, fur vests, fur sombreros.’
- ‘Men dress as charros, or Mexican cowboys, and wear wide-brimmed sombreros along with tailored jackets and pants lined with silver or shining metal buttons.’
- ‘A multi-coloured straw sombrero from Acapulco in Mexico seemed equally out of place on the Christmas tree.’
- ‘Adorned with piñatas, sombreros and the occasional poncho, the Mexican Café represents the ‘stereotype’ of Mexican décor and food.’
- ‘He tucked her elbow in his and then started off, looking utterly ridiculous and unrecognizable in his wide-brimmed sombrero and bright orange and red patterned blanket.’
- ‘We're going to have people with six-guns and so forth, sombreros, wandering through there as the local guides through ‘Ghost Town.’’
- ‘Then we went to sombreros and then, like, matadors - a kind of big mix of everything.’
- ‘Have servers wear colorful aprons, sombreros, chili pepper shirts or vests or brightly colored t-shirts.’
- ‘One popular story is about El Duende, an imp with a big sombrero, red trousers and a blue jacket, who courts pretty young girls by tossing pebbles at them.’
- ‘The Cat's Meow is an intriguing velvet cloche hat amidst the bowlers, sombreros, hardhats, and baseball caps in the Hollywood closet.’
- ‘The men in sombreros were miked and amped and they were shaking maracas and playing guitar.’
- ‘The theme of the day is Spanish holiday, they are dressed almost to a man in sombreros, with either beach balls, lilos or water rings.’
- ‘And there was a list of this delegation, of peasants in their white pajamas and their sombreros.’
Spanish, from sombra ‘shade’ (see sombre).
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.