bonnet

A bonnet is an old-fashioned hat that ties under the chin. Sometimes people dress babies up in frilly clothes and bonnets.

A bonnet isn't stiff like many hats are — instead, it's made of soft fabric and has no brim. It was common during the 17th and 18th centuries for women to wear bonnets, to keep their hair tidy and protected from dust and sun when they were outdoors. Today, you're less likely to see a bonnet on a grown woman, unless she's a historical reenactor or acting in a play. The root of bonnet is the Scottish bonat, "brimless hat."

Primary Meanings of bonnet

1.
nv
a hat tied under the chin
dress in a bonnet
2.
n
protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
Full Definitions of bonnet
1

n a hat tied under the chin

Synonyms:
poke bonnet
Types:
sunbonnet
a large bonnet that shades the face; worn by girls and women
Type of:
chapeau, hat, lid
headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

v dress in a bonnet

Type of:
hat
put on or wear a hat
2

n protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine

Synonyms:
cowl, cowling, hood
Type of:
protection, protective cover, protective covering
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

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