wear two hats

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hat]
    • /wɛər tu hæt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hat]
    • /wɛər tu hæt/

Definitions of wear two hats words

  • noun wear two hats a shaped covering for the head, usually with a crown and brim, especially for wear outdoors. 1
  • noun wear two hats Roman Catholic Church. the distinctive head covering of a cardinal. the office or dignity of a cardinal. Compare red hat. 1
  • verb with object wear two hats to provide with a hat; put a hat on. 1
  • idioms wear two hats hat in hand, humbly; respectfully: He approached the boss, hat in hand. 1
  • idioms wear two hats pass the hat, to ask for contributions of money, as for charity; take up a collection: The lodge members passed the hat to send underprivileged children to summer camp. 1
  • idioms wear two hats take off one's hat to, to express high regard for; praise: We took off our hats to their courage and daring. 1

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Origin of wear two hats

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English hætt; cognate with Old Norse hǫttr hood; akin to hood1

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wear two hats popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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