Definition of homburg in English:



  • A man's felt hat having a narrow curled brim and a tapered crown with a lengthwise indentation.

    • ‘The most common hat for men in the synagogue is a small round cap called a yarmulke or a kippah, but an ordinary homburg or street hat will be accepted.’
    • ‘And he'd turn up with his homburg on and a little black case.’
    • ‘More often than not I sport the headwear of the retired gentleman - a classless corduroy cap, but hope to see the day when the bowler, the homburg and the trilby, like the mini-skirt, become fashionable again.’
    • ‘Reports and pictures showed him resplendent with giant cigar and homburg hat’
    • ‘They have done this for many years, and they make a colourful and distinctive spectacle as they wander around the town in their homburgs, ringlets, and black suits.’
    • ‘It was the men, some of them wearing Chesterfield coats and homburgs, who lined up at the soup kitchens with drooping shoulders and eyes that never looked up from the sidewalk.’


Late 19th century: named after Homburg, a town in western Germany, where such hats were first worn.