The correct term for a trucker hat is actually a mesh hat. Mesh hat's have been worn by skaters and punks now for 25 years. Made popular in the 1970's by Truck drivers as a cheap alternative ball cap available at truck stops and 7-11's or as a free handout by one of their customers.A true mesh hat has a foam front with a rigged mesh back. Available in many colors and many varieties. Some special features may have eggs on the brim(usually gold colored oak leaves), colored stripes on the side of the mesh, bubble print logos, pinwheel colored mesh, ect. There are many ways to fancy up the mesh hat. In the late 1980's these hats were replaced by the actual 100% cotton or wool ball cap that we see today. Early hipsters,skaters and punks started wearing mesh hats in the late 80's and never stopped. This is what prompted to be created in 1999 selling them world wide to early hipsters who could not find them in their local stores. Then Pharrell and that guy from punk'd Aushton just killed that hip vibe by making them ultra popular which started a flood in the stores and a downward trend. The cool thing about mesh hats is that if you like them so what, you wear them and screw whatever someone calls a trend or not. If you are a true mesh hat wearer, you are one for life no matter what the trend says. I have had them since the mid 80's and still wear them today in 2008. I just like them better then stupid flat billed New era hats with the sticker in tact or anything that shows up on the seen. I know many people that still wear them and those people are very hip. Remember that what you were is what is hip no matter what someone else thinks or says. Your personality is what makes the clothes you wear hip or not.
by Mesh Matt July 25, 2008
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A baseball hat with a mesh backing, the quintessential accessory of scumbag-chic fashion. It's one of the many Paradoxes of American School-age Culture: Rich kids paying out the ass to look like the kids they make fun of.
John Q. Public dumped a pail of garbage on John Doe's head, stating he only wanted to make the financially-disproportionated youth feel at home. He then placed a filthy Von Dutch Trucker hat on his head and heading home to smoke some butts and play Xbox.
by Johnny Pseudonym January 6, 2006
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a mesh netted hat that at one point in the early 2000's was a hot item in the hip-hop community, before being made incredibly queer to wear because of the likes of Ashton Kutcher and many fag teenagers from Orange County.

despite what popular opinion might think, the trucker hat trend did NOT get started by Ashton Kutcher. Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes/N.E.R.D. was sporting trucker hats way before Ashton did.
I loved my trucker hats till Asston Kutcher's queer booty-boofing self got ahold of one and sent rich white teenage suburbans into a trucker hat frenzy. Now they're all in my fireplace providing me with warmth.
by Gordo December 6, 2004
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A hat with a mesh back worn by hesh skaters since the early 90's. Made popular by fools like Ashton Kutcher but will still be worn by hesh skaters long after the fad has died.

Also seen in conjunction with vans shoes, tight jeans and a megadeth t-shirt from 1986. Popular brands include Independent and Black Label.
"Man, your Indy trucker hat reeks. Wash that thing dude."
by Lazlo_Panaflex April 13, 2005
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Mesh-netted baseball caps, originally worn by truckers in the late 1970s, made popular in 2003 by Ashton Kutcher. Popular in the closet of a metrosexual.
"Hey my new John Deere trucker hat? It was only 45 bucks at American Eagle!"

"Piss off."
by Daniel Peck November 10, 2003
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Trucker hats Fashion was started by skaters in the early nineties as an Anti-fashion statement. Pharrell Williams who supposedly is a skater, knew about trucker hats and started wearing them on MTV. All of a sudden he invented it ! what a fuckin' joke. Fuckin' rappers also stole the baggy pants from skaters. True originals those mooleys are !
That wannabe Pharrel wears a trucker hat because in his dreams he's a skater.
by Jaysix July 21, 2006
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an object worn upon ones head, having a mesh netted backing and foam front, often worn by emo and/or indie kids as some sort of tasteless fashion statement.

see also: "von dutch", "john deere" or "ashton kutcher" for further clarification.
"does my trucker hat go with this argyle sweater vest, windbreaker, and red chucks?"
by meeks August 25, 2004
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