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A bowler hat is a hat made around the mid to late 19th century in London. It has a rounded top and a curled brim. In America it is known as a "derby" due to the name of the man who made it popular, Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby. The hat was very popular around 1880, but since then it's use has slowly declined. In 1960 people decided they were out of fashion, and now they are rarely seen in public. Although once in a while a tendy young upstart can still be seen sporting this retro hat as a way to look different.
Guy-1: Hey, that girl who just walked past was wearing a weird hat. I wonder what it's called.

History-slug: Why that, my good fellow, is a bowler hat.

Guy-1: HOLY SHIT A TALKING SLUG! (dies of a heart attack).

History-slug: Remember kids, always tip your hat when walking past a lady acquaintance.
by The History Slug March 09, 2008
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You can tell by the way she walks, she got that WAP.

You can look at her face and tell she ain't got that WAP.
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A common name for a hair-cut that is like a bowl cut, but is parted in the center like a lane in a bowling alley. The word 'Hat' doesn't refer to an actual hat, but rather to the hair itself.
Jackson: "Wow! Look at the kid in this photo with the bowler hat."

Sneha: "Yeah, with a haircut like that the kid should pick up bowling."
by bowlingluver489 March 19, 2019
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