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noun [countable]     hat pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a piece of clothing that you wear on your head

    She was wearing a brown fur hat.

  2. 2
    informal one particular aspect of someone’s duties or responsibilities

    She has to wear several different hats (=have various responsibilities) in her position.

    Of course, when I say this, I’m wearing my teaching hat.

  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    I'll eat my hat a phrase said when you are sure that something (usually an event) is unlikely to take place

    If you visit Surat, I'll eat my hat.

    If I manage to do even one closure, I'll eat my hat.

    If he comes back, I’ll eat my hat.

    Submitted by Darshi from India on 24/11/2015

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a symbol named after King Adinkra, used in West Africa in fabric and on other items

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