19th century woman wearing a bonnet.




  • To put a bonnet on.
  • To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.
  • To pull the bonnet or cap down over the head of.


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  • From Middle English bonet, from Middle French bonet (Modern French bonnet), from Old French bonet ("material from which hats are made"), from Frankish *bunni ("that which is bound"), from Proto-Germanic *bundiją ("bundle"), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- ("to tie"). Compare also Late Latin abbonis, obbonis, also of Germanic origin, from Frankish *obbunni, from *ob- + *bunni. Cognate with Old High German gibunt ("band, ribbon"), Middle Dutch bont ("bundle, truss"), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌱𐌿𐌽𐌳𐌹 ("bond"). More at over, bundle.

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