bonnet

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1bon·net

noun \ˈbä-nət\

: a hat that ties under the chin

Full Definition of BONNET

1
a (1) chiefly Scottish :  a man's or boy's cap (2) :  a brimless Scottish cap of seamless woolen fabric — compare tam-o'-shanter 2
b :  a cloth or straw hat tied under the chin and worn by women and children
2
a British :  an automobile hood
b :  a metal covering or cowl (as for a fireplace, valve chamber, or ventilator)

Examples of BONNET

  1. He lifted the car's bonnet to check the engine.

Origin of BONNET

Middle English bonet auxiliary sail, kind of cap, from Anglo-French, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon gibund bundle, Old English bindan to bind
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with BONNET

2bonnet

verb

Definition of BONNET

transitive verb
:  to provide with or dress in a bonnet

First Known Use of BONNET

1858

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Bon·net

biographical name \b-ˈnā\

Definition of BONNET

Georges-Étienne 1889–1973 Fr. polit. & diplomat

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