Meaning of hat worship in English:

hat worship

noun

historical
  • The raising or removing of one's hat as a sign of respect, especially towards a person of higher social standing.

    The term was first used by the early Quakers with reference to their refusal to follow this custom.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in George Fox (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).