Definitions

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  • adj. Without a bonnet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a bonnet.

Etymologies

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bonnet +‎ -less

Examples

  • The tramp, as he seemed to be, marked her at once — bonnetless and unwrapped as she was her features were plainly recognizable — and with an air of friendly surprise came and leant over the wall.

    A Changed Man

  • In the office she stood, a middle-aged lady (close on two-and-forty years old) bonnetless and capless, amid a posse of young clerks: the telegraph operator, the messenger, the indoor clerk, the postman: to whom she was an object of unending curiosity.

    Ultima Thule

  • And what would their parents think of me, if they saw or heard the children rioting, hatless, bonnetless, gloveless, and bootless, in the deep soft snow?

    Agnes Grey

  • But the uproar passed away in twenty minutes, leaving us all unharmed; excepting Cathy, who got thoroughly drenched for her obstinacy in refusing to take shelter, and standing bonnetless and shawlless to catch as much water as she could with her hair and clothes.

    Wuthering Heights

  • Dressed in their picturesque costumes, bonnetless, their black hair tressed with flowers, they stood up, waving torches, and singing in full voice one of those songs in which you can go but few feet, metrically speaking, without meeting _amore_.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862

  • _ Yes; it makes Mrs.A. snub Mrs.B. because the B. -bonnet is within a hair's breadth's less danger of falling down her back, or is decorated with lace made by a poor bonnetless girl in one town of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • Our very maid-servants, who were brought up shoeless, stockingless, and bonnetless, and who work day and night for

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • She tried herself with it and without, then debated as to whether it looked better to give the impression of being one of the family by appearing bonnetless, or whether, on the other hand, it would not be more interesting to Ishmael if he got the impression of a visitor ... of someone who was not always about the house, who was to be seen outside.

    Secret Bread

  • If married at home, the widow bride may wear a light silk and be bonnetless, but she should not indulge in any of the signs of first bridal.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • It would be well, if we could introduce the habit of going to the theatre bonnetless, for our high hats are universally denounced by those who sit behind us.

    Manners and Social Usages

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