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bonnet

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noun bon·net \ˈbä-nət\

Definition of bonnet

  1. 1a (1) chiefly Scotland :  a man's or boy's cap (2) :  a brimless Scottish cap of seamless woolen fabric — compare tam-o'-shanter 2b :  a cloth or straw hat tied under the chin and worn by women and children

  2. 2a British :  an automobile hoodb :  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.

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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bonnet

verb bon·net

Definition of bonnet

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to provide with or dress in a bonnet

1858

First Known Use of bonnet

1858


Bonnet

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biographical name Bon·net \bȯ-ˈnā\

Definition of Bonnet

  1. Georges-Étienne 1889–1973 French politician and diplomat



BONNET Defined for English Language Learners

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bonnet

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noun bon·net \ˈbä-nət\

Definition of bonnet for English Language Learners

  • : a hat that ties under the chin


BONNET Defined for Kids

bonnet

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noun bon·net \ˈbä-nət\

Definition of bonnet for Students

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



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