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 (tō-pē′, tō′pē)
Variant of topi1.


(ˈtəʊpiː; -pɪ) or


n, pl -pees or -pis
(Clothing & Fashion) another name for pith helmet
[C19: from Hindi topī hat]


or to•pee

(toʊˈpi, ˈtoʊ pi)

n., pl. -pis or -pees.
(in India) a pith helmet.
[1825–35; < Hindi ṭopī hat]


(ˈtoʊ pi)

n., pl. -pis.
an antelope, Damaliscus lunatus, of E central Africa, having bluish black and yellow markings.
[1905–10; perhaps < Swahili]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.topee - a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the suntopee - a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun
sun hat, sunhat - a hat with a broad brim that protects the face from direct exposure to the sun
قُبَّعَةٌ من الفَلّين
tropu cepure


[ˈtəʊpiː] Nsalacot m


nTropenhelm m



(ˈtəupi) , ((American) touˈpi:) noun
a helmet-like hat worn in hot countries as protection against the sun.
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The soldier home on leave from the Far East, would take to Hobson-Jobson, waiting for his tiffin, as he placed his solah topee on the table while his friend, poured the tea and acted as char wallah.
The first is Gustav Bauernfeind's A Street Scene, Damascus, in which he painted himself in a solar topee, trying to sketch, but drawing bothersome attention from passersby.
You could be hacking your way through the jungles of Papua New Guinea, machete a blur, when up will pop Herbert in his solar topee and flog you a Group 1 winner.
She would service her Leopard Moth plane wearing shorts in summer and overalls in winter along with a topee which she claimed was the most practical headgear to wear in the heat.
John Peel, the British Resident of Brunei, immaculate in a white suit and topee, as befitted an able young representative of the old British Raj which is gradually disappearing from the East.