default insult


Senior Member
It's the movie Last Vegas.
4 old guys doing some bachelor party.
One of them is being teased always about his hat.
They call his hat stupid.
At one point, he says, "Why is my hat the default insult"?
I have a problem in general with "default".
What does he mean here?
Is it maybe "Why do you always choose my hat to insult?"
"Why don't you pick up something else"
Or I am out here?

Thank you
  • Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    Yes, your understanding is correct. It's like a default "black and white" setting on a printer, for example, which you have to override to print in colour. So their "usual" insult is his hat.
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