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Definition of "topi" [to•pi]

  • A pith helmet worn for protection against sun and heat. (noun)
  • A sassaby (Damaliscus lunatus subsp. topi) of eastern Africa having a glossy dark brown coat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "topi" in a sentence
  • "The American paragraphers also had fun with the word "topi," for they thought a topi was a sun hat much worn in the hot countries."
  • "And above all, there seems to have been no official protest and no feeling that the abandonment of the topi was a subtle blow at white prestige."
  • "Knots of smiling men, dapper in their dhaka topi hats, press their palms together to greet old friends."
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