Associations to the word «Derby»

Wiktionary

DERBY, noun. Any of several annual horseraces.
DERBY, noun. By extension, any organized race.
DERBY, noun. (US) A bowler hat
DERBY, noun. (sports) A local derby (qv).
DERBY, proper noun. A city in the east Midlands of England, once the county town of Derbyshire.
DERBY, proper noun. Various cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa

Dictionary definition

DERBY, noun. A felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats