beanie

[ bee-nee ]
/ ˈbi ni /

noun

a skullcap, often brightly colored, worn especially by children and by college freshmen, especially in the 1940s.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. bean-counter,
  2. beanbag,
  3. beanbag gun,
  4. beanery,
  5. beanfeast,
  6. beano,
  7. beanpole,
  8. beanshooter,
  9. beanstalk,
  10. bear

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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Word Origin and History for beanie

beanie

n.

"small, close-fitting hat," 1940, from bean (n.) in the slang sense of "head" + -ie.

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