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Stack Exchange Winter Bash 2013 has me thinking about hats, as my collection is growing. I know that the terms for people who collect specific things are generally obscure, but they do exist. Perhaps the most common of those types of words is "philatelist"— a person who collects stamps.
Is there a similar word for a person who collects hats?
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Dec 18, 2013 at 19:30
Ananda Mahto Ananda Mahto
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capel is the Latin word for hat, headdress.
For a neologism,
capellophile is a possibility, and seems to be in limited use in French slang already.
Dec 18, 2013 at 21:21
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I applaud Susan and FumbleFingers for their contributions. My own preference is to keep it simple if slightly vulgar, and denote those with an enthusiasm for hats as 'hat fetishist'.
Dec 25, 2013 at 14:01
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