war·​bon·​net | \ ˈwȯr-ˌbä-nət How to pronounce warbonnet (audio) \

Definition of warbonnet

: an American Indian ceremonial headdress often with a feathered extension down the back

Illustration of warbonnet

Illustration of warbonnet

Examples of warbonnet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

This week on the @natgeo Instagram, a swimmer navigates Devil's Eye Spring, meerkats embrace in Botswana, and a mosshead warbonnet peeks its head out of the neck of a bottle. Steve Winter, National Geographic, "Our Favorite Instagram Photos: Jaguar Cubs and Penguin Chicks," 9 Sep. 2016

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'warbonnet.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of warbonnet

1810, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about warbonnet

Statistics for warbonnet

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for warbonnet

The first known use of warbonnet was in 1810

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on warbonnet

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with warbonnet

Comments on warbonnet

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


a sum of money that is sent as a payment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Dictionary Devil

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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