Tam o' Shanter

Tam o' Shan·​ter

Definition of Tam o' Shanter

1 \ ˌta-​mə-​ˈshan-​tər How to pronounce Tam o' Shanter (audio) \ : the hero of Burns's poem Tam o' Shanter
2 usually tam-o'-shanter \ ˈta-​mə-​ˌshan-​tər How to pronounce tam-o'-shanter (audio) \ : a woolen cap of Scottish origin with a tight headband, wide flat circular crown, and usually a pompon in the center

First Known Use of Tam o' Shanter

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tam o' Shanter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tam%20o%27%20Shanter. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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