verb (used with object)
Origin of bonnet
Examples from the Web for bonnet
Contemporary Examples of bonnet
While we were discussing the advisability of my departure Geneviève reappeared in the doorway without her bonnet.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
I always had this sort of bee in my bonnet about doing my own thing.Virgin Heir Sam Branson’s Drug War
December 7, 2012
In this slim ode to books, the author muses on the life of a serious reader—with Bonnet himself being the ultimate example.
Phantoms On the Bookshelves by Jacques Bonnet Bonnet owns more than 40,000 books.
The normal reaction of a publisher when faced with an author with a bee in his bonnet is to grab the check and run.Summer's Last Beach Read
August 27, 2009
Historical Examples of bonnet
Mrs. Roberts recognized the bonnet and cape with a smile of satisfaction.
Remember, Dirk had never but twice seen his sister in a bonnet.
An' she 'lowed she didn't want no bonnet, but would like to change her pinny.Quaint Courtships
Her shawl was dragged to one side, and her bonnet sat rakishly.Tiverton Tales
Only to my own room, to put on my bonnet; the carriage will be here in a few minutes.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
- a soft cloth cap
- formerly, a flat brimless cap worn by men
Word Origin for bonnet
late 14c., Scottish bonat "brimless hat for men," from Old French bonet, short for chapel de bonet, from bonet (12c., Modern French bonnet) "kind of cloth used as a headdress," from Medieval Latin bonitum "material for hats," perhaps a shortening of Late Latin abonnis "a kind of cap" (7c.), which is perhaps from a Germanic source.
see bee in one's bonnet.