Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove a bonnet from.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To take a bonnet from; to take off one's bonnet; to uncover.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To uncover the head by taking off the bonnet or, by extension, any head-dress.
  • To remove the bonnet or, by extension, any head-dress from, as the head, or the wearer of the head-dress.

Etymologies

un- +‎ bonnet (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Do nothing but rise, unbonnet yourself, and be silent.”

    Anne of Geierstein

  • I went up to unbonnet, etc.; came down to tea; the little lady worked away and hardly spoke but I had time for a good look at her.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • He never took off his hat in the presence of his fellow-men; and as he never encountered the fair sex, except in the person of the barmaid at a sporting public, he was not called upon to unbonnet himself in ceremonious obeisance to lovely woman.

    Henry Dunbar A Novel

  • At a signal from me he shall make me a low obeisance, and unbonnet to me. "

    The Cloister and the Hearth

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