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beanie

[ bee-nee ]
/ ˈbi ni /
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noun

a close-fitting knit cap worn in cold weather.
a small cap, brimless or with a short bill, often brightly colored, constructed of triangular pieces of cloth joined at the top by a button and popularized in the early 20th century as worn by college freshmen.

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Origin of beanie

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; bean + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for beanie

beanie

beany

/ (ˈbiːnɪ) /

noun plural beanies

a round close-fitting hat resembling a skullcap
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