bean·​ie | \ˈbē-nē \

Definition of beanie 

: a small round tight-fitting skullcap

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Trying their hardest to keep it subtle, Prince Harry reportedly disguised himself with a trusty baseball cap, while Meghan apparently wore a black beanie hat. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Once Chose a Surprising Way to Travel to France," 6 Aug. 2018 Other machines offer products that are hard to find elsewhere, including Buffalo Wool Co., which sells gloves, beanies, socks and other goods made from bison wool online and at trade shows. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Racing for Your Flight but Need a Winter Coat? Try the Airport Vending Machine," 14 Nov. 2018 Each character has a clear sartorial signifier: Betty Cooper with her sweaters and Peter Pan collars, Archie Andrews with his letterman jacket, Jughead Jones with his beanie, Veronica Lodge with her pearls... Ana Colón, Glamour, "How to Make Your Own," 5 Oct. 2018 Wheeling her oxygen tank behind her, Aguirre came dressed to vote in an orange beanie and a BETO FOR SENATE T-shirt, determined to elect the El Paso representative over incumbent (and Republican) Senator Ted Cruz. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Watch This 77-Year-Old Texas Woman Get Emotional Over Voting for Senate Candidate Beto O'Rourke," 6 Nov. 2018 For example, a hat—whether that’s a baseball cap or a beanie—can be helpful in keeping the sun out of your eyes or warming your head. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "7 Tips for Packing All the Right Clothing for Your First Backpacking Trip," 24 Oct. 2018 When paired with an orange outfit, the beautiful beanie can even double as an easy Halloween costume that will actually keep you warm. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Chunky Knit Pumpkin Hat Will Be the Coziest Thing You Wear All Fall," 1 Oct. 2018 In matters of hair, that meant an unlikely pairing of dry scalps and sopping ends (as if the Steve Zissou-esque knit beanies worn by some models played a protective role backstage). Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Dripping Wet Hair and No-Makeup Makeup Just Set a New Bar for Clean Beauty at Calvin Klein," 12 Sep. 2018 Other headgear in the mix included conical clown caps and slouchy sparkly beanies. Adam Tschorn,, "It's haute harlequins and ringmaster chic at Moschino's circus-themed Burbank runway show," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of beanie

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beanie

probably from bean entry 1 (in sense "head") + -ie

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The first known use of beanie was in 1904

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English Language Learners Definition of beanie

: a small, round, tight-fitting hat or cap

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