verb (used with object)
- bonne bouche,
- bonne femme,
- bonne foi,
- bonne nuit,
- bonnet glass,
- bonnet monkey,
- bonnet rouge,
- bonnet shark,
- bonnet top
Origin of bonnet
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
I always had this sort of bee in my bonnet about doing my own thing.
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.
"A bos'n's pipe," said Captain Bonnet, a hand cupped at his ear.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
No conventional and hideous hat or bonnet disfigures the neat outline of their heads.A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes|Harriet Julia Jephson
She then brought from the crown of her bonnet a paper full of bonbons, which she opened and presented to me.Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2|Elizabeth Sheppard
I have, sir, been walking with my lady, who has just gone into her room to take off her bonnet.Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat
For the minute or so while he said grace or "returned thanks," Diarmid took off his bonnet, but resumed it the moment after.Patsy|S. R. Crockett
- 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.