chapeau en harmonica

English translation: accordion hat

00:21 Dec 14, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
French term or phrase: chapeau en harmonica
Elle vit le chauffeur, un octogénaire à grosses lunettes accroché à son volant et sa mémère encore plus farfelue avec son chapeau en harmonica.

no idea ?????
Frank Gerace
United States
Local time: 14:16
English translation:accordion hat
Explanation:
This is a long shot. "chapeau en harmonica" does not seem to exist in French. However, "chapeau accordéon" does exist; it looks like this: https://www.proidee.ch/?P=HPN464495&H=NewsletterArchiv_6190_...
"accordion hat" returns a few hits. It looks like this: https://www.headcovers.com/accordion-adalyn-hat/
I see some similarity between the two hats.
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Marco Solinas
Local time: 11:16
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Summary of answers provided
1 +3accordion hat
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47 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +3
accordion hat


Explanation:
This is a long shot. "chapeau en harmonica" does not seem to exist in French. However, "chapeau accordéon" does exist; it looks like this: https://www.proidee.ch/?P=HPN464495&H=NewsletterArchiv_6190_...
"accordion hat" returns a few hits. It looks like this: https://www.headcovers.com/accordion-adalyn-hat/
I see some similarity between the two hats.

Marco Solinas
Local time: 11:16
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: Wow, thanks, Marco, what sleuthing! I'm impressed but still hope some comes up with a source. If not, I might go with "harmonica hat" based on what you found.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Seems plausible, it's just what I imagined when i read the s/t — the sort of hat old-fashioned ladies might wear.
7 hrs

agree  Elisabeth Gootjes: It's a common mistake amongst french speakers (harmonica" instead of "accordion").
8 hrs

agree  Victoria Britten
12 hrs
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