bean·​ie | \ ˈbē-nē How to pronounce beanie (audio) \

Definition of beanie

: a small round tight-fitting skullcap

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He was last seen wearing a black and gold beanie, puffy black jacket, black t-shirt, and tan cargo pants with white high-top shoes., "Gresham 11-year-old missing, police seek help finding him," 29 June 2019 The carjacker is described as a man in his mid-20s with a slender build, wearing gray running pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt, black shoes and a black beanie. Indianapolis Star, "Carjacker steals Amazon delivery van with packages in Fishers, police say," 25 June 2019 Kaia, 17, dressed in a baggy black sweater and plaid bucket hat, and Presley, 19, wore a tie dye hoodie with the hood up over a black beanie. Hannah Chubb,, "The Crawford-Gerber Family Waited for a Table at IHOP and Then ‘Ordered Every Picture’ On the Menu," 18 June 2019 Melissa Looney came from Davis with her corgi named Franklin, who was dressed in a propeller beanie to please his fans. Steve Rubenstein,, "5th Corgi Con draws 1,000 dogs to Ocean Beach — and many admirers as well," 15 June 2019 The team’s logo is a basketball sporting a black beanie like the one Grant wears on the walls of Fruitvale Station. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, "‘Long Live Oscar Grant’: New mural, street name honor man whose death rocked Oakland," 8 June 2019 Day was once among the most famous child performers on American television, dancing and singing on millions of black-and-white TVs across the nation, wearing the iconic mouse-ear beanie and sweaters emblazoned with his name. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Body found at Oregon house identified as missing Disney Mouseketeer Dennis Day," 6 June 2019 Obviously, after seeing this scene, many fans jumped to the conclusion that the beanie-wearing teen dies in season four, possibly even getting killed by his friends. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Is Jughead Going to Die in "Riverdale" Season 4?," 16 May 2019 In one post earlier this year, Cash and Alexander are beanie-clad and huddled together on a leafy hike—picture perfect. Kathryn Wirsing, Marie Claire, "Aya Cash Takes a Turn for the Best," 30 Apr. 2019

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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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