topknot

noun
top·​knot | \ ˈtäp-ˌnät \

Definition of topknot

1 : an ornament (such as a knot of ribbons or a pompom) forming a headdress or worn as part of a coiffure
2 : a crest of feathers or tuft of hair on the top of the head

First Known Use of topknot

circa 1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about topknot

Statistics for topknot

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for topknot

The first known use of topknot was circa 1688

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for topknot

topknot

noun
top·​knot | \ ˈtäp-ˌnät \

Kids Definition of topknot

: a tuft of feathers or hair on the top of the head

More from Merriam-Webster on topknot

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with topknot

Comments on topknot

What made you want to look up topknot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the perfect form or example of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!