bean·​ie ˈbē-nē How to pronounce beanie (audio)
: a small round tight-fitting skullcap

Examples of beanie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He is believed to be wearing a dark-colored top, tan or brown pants, khaki-colored boots, a black backpack and may be wearing a beanie and dark-colored gloves. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 16 May 2024 With Jenny's camel coat, striped scarf, and a knitted beanie from the actress' personal collection that instantly became the fashion must-have of the moment, MacGraw helped define 1970s trends and spurred legions of women to copy her boho-meets-preppy look. Ew Staff,, 7 May 2024 Major Scoggins is watching from an unmarked car as a skinny young man in shorts and a beanie sweeps the sidewalk outside a convenience store. Riley Robinson, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 May 2024 Keith Richards was one of the few musicians onstage who remained in his full regalia of long-sleeve satin shirt (in various colors) as well as a red knit beanie all night. Caryn Rose, Variety, 3 May 2024 Rocky, meanwhile, stood out in a black beanie with white hair clips pinned to it and a light blue vest over a black sweater, along with a pair of super low-rise jeans. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2024 Police tied many of the items to a sporting goods store, and were contacted by a business owner who claimed the duo stole a bunch of beanies from his store, after police put out a news release announcing the arrests. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 Wearing a patterned coat, black suit and black shirt, Majors walked into the court room Monday with girlfriend Meagan Good, who has been with him throughout the trial, and hugged and shook hands with a row of supporters, all of whom had been wearing red beanies. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2024 Some of Majors’ fans and online supporters — several wearing red beanies, presumably in a show of solidarity — were escorted into the courtroom by one of Majors’ attorneys. Cheyenne Roundtree, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2024

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beanie was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Beanie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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