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

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Recent Examples on the Web Among my People, the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation), the warbonnet was only given to those who earned each and every eagle feather through bravery, self-sacrifice and great deeds of valor. Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, 12 Nov. 2019 Disrespecting the warbonnet is a grievous wrong and dishonors the likes of all who earned them with pride, like Sitting Bull and Rain-in-the-Face. Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, 12 Nov. 2019 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, 9 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of warbonnet

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Warbonnet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warbonnet. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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