topknot

noun top·knot \ -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

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First Known Use of topknot

circa 1688


TOPKNOT Defined for Kids

topknot

noun top·knot \ ˈtäp-ˌnät \

Definition of topknot for Students

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

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