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Meaning of "I'll eat my hat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF I'LL EAT MY HAT

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WHAT DOES I'LL EAT MY HAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of I'll eat my hat in the English dictionary

The definition of I'll eat my hat in the dictionary is I will be greatly surprised if happens.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE I'LL EAT MY HAT

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WORDS THAT END LIKE I'LL EAT MY HAT

at the drop of a hat
black hat
bobble hat
bowler hat
cocked hat
cowboy hat
hard hat
high hat
my hat
old hat
out of a hat
party hat
pixie hat
red hat
safari hat
sailor hat
slouch hat
tin hat
top hat
white hat

Synonyms and antonyms of I'll eat my hat in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «I'll eat my hat» into 25 languages

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The translations of I'll eat my hat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «I'll eat my hat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

我会吃我的帽子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Me comeré mi sombrero
570 millions of speakers

English

I´ll eat my hat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मैं अपनी टोपी खा लेंगे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أنا أكل قبعتي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Я съем свою шляпу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Eu vou comer o meu chapéu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আমি আমার টুপি খাচ্ছি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Je vais manger mon chapeau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saya akan makan topi saya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ich werde meinen Hut essen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

私は私の帽子を食べるよ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

내 모자를 먹을 거
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aku bakal mangan topi
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Tôi sẽ ăn chiếc mũ của tôi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நான் என் தொப்பி சாப்பிடுவேன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मी माझे टोपी खाईन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Şapkamı yeğim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Mi mangio il cappello
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Zjem swój kapelusz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Я з´їм свою капелюх
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Voi mânca pălăria mea
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Θα φάω το καπέλο μου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Ek sal my hoed eet
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Jag ska äta min hatt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Jeg skal spise hatten min
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of I'll eat my hat

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «I'LL EAT MY HAT»

The term «I'll eat my hat» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.798 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about I'll eat my hat

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «I'LL EAT MY HAT»

Discover the use of I'll eat my hat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to I'll eat my hat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
I'll eat my hat old-fashioned used to say that you are sure something will not happen: If she actually marries him I'll eat my hat. • (I'm so hungry), I could eat a horse, humorous used to say that you are extremely hungry • What's eating sb?
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
I'll eat my hat (MI/) I shall be amazed (used to express a strong belief that what one thinks, is saying etc is true): If it wasn't your little brother that broke my window, I'll eat my hat! keep (something) under one's hat (in/) to keep (something ) secret: ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: Fla to Hyps
1811. Lexicon Balatronicum, s.v. 3. (Scots').— A prostitute of longstanding. For synonyms, ee Barrack-Hack and Tart. To EAT ONE'S HAT (or HEAD), verb.phr. ( common). — Generally, I'll eat my hat. Used in strong emphasis. See Eat. 1836.
John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley, 1893
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
To eat one's hat (MP 290) 1907 If I'll eat my hat. (p. 239) London, Jack. Letters, ed . King Hendricks. New York: Odyssey Press, 1965. 1912 I agree to eat my hat. (p. 359) Letters from Jack London, ed. King Hendricks and Irving Shepard.
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Reviewing Linguistic Thought: Converging Trends for the 21st ...
(then) I'll eat my hat or [...] I'll be darned, and the like. Thus one could perhaps argue that since the inferred apodosis is false, by modus tollens the protasis is also false. Utterances (7) and (8) would then exhibit the following logical structure : ...
Sophia S. A. Marmaridou, Kiki Nikiforidou, Eleni Antonopoulou, 2005
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Dictionary of Idioms
3 I'll eat my hat Becoming old- fashioned I will be proved wrong; I will be surprised: used to show that the speaker does not really believe that something is true or that something will happen: > 'If that old horse of yours does come first in the ...
Martin H Manser, 2006
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New York Magazine
... KING OF QUEENS By Matthew Troy Eric Wollman, Bklyn. if i don't love nature, i' ll eat my hat By Euell Gibbons (1) "Did you know that many parts of this book are edible?" (2) (1) Bruce Karp, Flushing, N.Y. (2) Susan Hixon, W. Palm Beach, ...
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The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton
I might almost say he made a rash vow." "My exact words were," said Colonel Crane solemnly: " 'If you can do that, I'll eat my hat.' " He leaned forward thoughtfully and began to eat it. Then he resumed in the same reflective way: " You see, ...
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1999
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Myth, Symbol, and Meaning in Mary Poppins: The Governess as ...
She done it or I'll eat my hat! [...] As soon as that girl comes into the park, the place begins to go crosswise. Merry-go-rounds jumpin' up in the sky, people coming down on kites and rockets, the Prime Minister bobbing round on balloons —and ...
Giorgia Grilli, 2007
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Hung Up
If they don't, I'll eat my hat. April 12, 4:49 p.m. James: Nobody says “I'll eat my hat” except for my grandmother and characters in books. And why are you calling me up and talking about other guys? It's poor form, Lucy. Especially now that we ...
Kristen Tracy, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «I'LL EAT MY HAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term I'll eat my hat is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ashes 2015: Graeme Swann says Cardiff critics are ill-informed
"If they can ever go back in the annals of Glamorgan history here and find me a quick wicket, I'll eat my hat." Swann, who played a key role for ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
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Foreign rabbit furs for Australia's famous Akubra hats
"If you can't find them in Australia, I'll eat my hat." Akubra chief financial officer Roy Wilkinson said the company had to cut its rabbit skin ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Australia's overseas challenge
If Steve Smith averages under 40 with the bat and Starc over 30 with the ball in this current series, I'll eat my hat! dave2 on July 7, 2015, 21:29 ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte 'to attend Prince William and …
Ex-Lib Dem leader Lord Ashdown, 74, made a fool of himself on election night, claiming 'I'll eat my hat' if his party fared as badly as the exit poll ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Centrica's bosses feel the heat from investigation
At the risk of doing a Paddy Ashdown, I'll eat my hat if such a further fiscal tightening is what the Chancellor has in mind. As we discovered ... «Yahoo Finance UK, Jul 15»
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True Detective Delivers That Big Shock You've Been Waiting For
If there ends up being no connection between Panticapaeum and shotgun-wielding sex owls, I'll eat my hat. “Night Finds You” also addresses ... «Film School Rejects, Jun 15»
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Betting lines for top college football games released by Golden Nugget
If we keep within single digits it will be a good performance. On the other hand, if Sark's Trojans stay within a TD of us at Autzen I'll eat my hat. «NBCSports.com, Jun 15»
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A Guy's Perspective On The New Fifty Shades Of Grey Book, aka …
If this enigmatic sociopath isn't partying with Vincent Adultman from BoJack Horseman, I'll eat my hat. These dudes are cut from the same cloth: both are ladies' ... «Bustle, Jun 15»
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What comes after the Mac?
If the iPad Pro isn't a reasonable laptop replacement, suitable for the needs of 90% of the notebook-buying public, I'll eat my hat. Now, is an ... «BDlive, Jun 15»
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If Apple Drops the Mac, What's Next?
If the iPad Pro isn't a reasonable laptop replacement, suitable for the needs of 90% of the notebook-buying public, I'll eat my hat. Now, is an ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»

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