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British pronunciation/dˈɑːbi/
American pronunciation/ˈdɝbi/
Derby
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a man's hat made of hard felt with a curved brim and dome-shaped top

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What is a "derby"?

A derby, also known as a bowler hat, is a hard-felt hat characterized by its rounded crown and narrow brim. It is typically made of wool or fur felt and has a distinctive style that is often associated with formal occasions or business attire. The derby was first introduced in the mid-19th century and was popularized by its association with the working-class men of the time. It gained further popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, becoming a staple of gentlemen's fashion. Today, the derby is still worn in formal settings and is often seen as a classic and stylish accessory.

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a type of formal shoe characterized by its open lacing system, often with a rounded toe and a low heel, typically worn as dress shoes or for formal occasions

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What is the "derby"?

The derby is a type of shoe that is characterized by its open-laced construction, in which the eyelets for the laces are sewn onto the top of the shoe's quarters, allowing the shoe to open wider and accommodate a wider range of foot sizes. Derbies can be made from a variety of materials such as leather, suede, or canvas and are typically more casual than formal dress shoes like the Oxford. They can be worn with a variety of outfits, from jeans and a T-shirt to a dress shirt and slacks. The Derby is a versatile shoe that offers both style and comfort, making it a popular choice for everyday wear.

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a horse race, typically for three-year-old horses

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Roller derby has gained popularity as a competitive sport in recent years.
Roller derby players skillfully skate around the track during competitive matches.
Roller derby players wear protective gear to prevent injuries.
The trainer decided to run their fastest racehorse in the upcoming derby.
She placed a bet on the favorite horse to win the race at the upcoming derby.
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