American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tight-fitting Scottish cap or braided bonnet, sometimes having a pompon, tassel, or feather in the center.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as braid bonnet (which see, under bonnet); also, a lighter head-dress of the same general shape.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of Scotch cap of wool, worsted, or the like, having a round, flattish top much wider than the band which fits the head, and usually having a tassel in the center.
- n. a woolen cap of Scottish origin
- From the eponymous hero of Burns's poem Tom of Shanter. (Wiktionary)
- After the hero of "Tam o' Shanter,” a poem by Robert Burns. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And she must tell me how Nelson had died, and I did want to know; so I went with her across the width of life from dawning boy's love for a brown-haired girl in a tam-o'-shanter back to the old sad savagery I had known.”
“A fisherman's tam-o'-shanter on his close-clipped head, and dungaree trousers and heavy brogans, completed his outfit.”
“They're 21st-century versions of Ralph Kramden in his tam-o'-shanter and Ed Norton learning the game's basics in Ralph's Bensonhurst kitchen.”
“It was his way of honoring the memory of the man whose colorful, trademark golf clothes were knickers and a tam-o'-shanter.”
“Before she could say anything, Earl flipped Mickey's tam-o'-shanter into the boat.”
“Mickey slapped his tam-o'-shanter against his knee again and fell down to the moss, defeated.”
“Mickey McMickey at yer service," the leprechaun said politely, dipping into a low bow and tipping his tam-o'-shanter.”
“The leprechaun pulled off his tam-o'-shanter and slapped it across his knee, angry at himself.”
“If the long-stemmed pipe in its mouth wasn't a dead giveaway, the tam-o'-shanter on its head certainly was.”
“He saw the leprechaun spinning down, his tam-o'-shanter flying away, and then an umbrella opened, offering some hope.”
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