from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small brimless cap.
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- n. A cap that fits the head closely, usually knitted from wool.
- n. Short for Beanie Baby, a small soft toy filled with beans or similar stuffing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small skullcap; formerly worn by schoolboys and college freshmen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small skullcap; formerly worn by schoolboys and college freshmen
Probably from bean, head.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)