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bonnet

noun bon·net \ ˈbä-nət \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of bonnet

1 a (1) chiefly Scotland : 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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology 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


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bonnet

verb

Definition of bonnet

bonneted; bonneting; bonnets
: to provide with or dress in a bonnet

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First Known Use of bonnet

1858

in the meaning defined above

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Bonnet

biographical name Bon·net \ bȯ-ˈnā \

Definition of Bonnet

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BONNET Defined for English Language Learners

bonnet

Definition of bonnet for English Language Learners

  • : a hat that ties under the chin


BONNET Defined for Kids

bonnet

noun bon·net \ ˈbä-nət \

Definition of bonnet for Students

: a child's or woman's hat usually tied under the chin by ribbons or strings


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