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  • noun Alternative spelling of bonnet.
  • noun Scotland, New Zealand A style of flat cap traditionally made from wool common with farmers and country gentlemen in cool climates.


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  • The 'bunnet', the Scots word for bonnet, has proved to be his lucky charm ever since he nicked it off Giggs way back in November 1996.

  • It's Gordon Brown that RBS has to be thankful for, it's Alistair Darling that First Minister Salmond has to go bunnet-in hand to, and it's all those Scots before them – Robin Cook, Malcolm Rifkind, George Younger – that ran England before them.

    (Mis)Interpreting Cameron

  • So go on, sit there, tell yourself you were right, that thon bee in your bunnet about it being the priest is the only possibility.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • Melanie Phillips, and lots of others, have a "bee in their bunnet" about MMR vaccine and no amount of evidence will convince them otherwise.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Now do let me take off your bunnet, and make yourself easy.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • "Only get a different bunnet --" he waved Louisa's from the peg on the hall rack, Felicia didn't mind in the least, she was mouthing this new phrase "Joy-ride," it sounded delightful.

    Little Miss By-The-Day

  • The linin 'was pea-green; and I've often thought since it was a leetle too fine for the tother part, which was seal-skin, and wore tolerable bare, -- I havin' wore it, not off and on, but steady on, from the time I left off my bunnet that was made of the end of my cradle-quilt; but I didn't calculate it was too fine then, and

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • There's no accoontin 'for tastes; clap a bunnet on a tawtie-bogle, wi' a cock to the ae side that's kin 'o' knowin ', and ony woman'll jump at his neck, though ye micht pap peas through the place whaur his wame should be.

    Doom Castle

  • One woman says Elmira orter have a cup o 'tea, which she'll lay off her bunnet and go to the kitchen and make it fur her.

    Danny's Own Story

  • They was a black plume on her bunnet which nodded the same as on a hearse, and she was into and out of seven front yards in five minutes.

    Danny's Own Story


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  • Scots - cloth cap with a soft peak.

    December 18, 2007