coonskin

[ koon-skin ]
/ ˈkunˌskɪn /

noun

the pelt of a raccoon.
an article of clothing made of coonskin, especially a cap with a tail.

adjective

made of coonskin: a coonskin cap.

Nearby words

  1. coon's age,
  2. coonass,
  3. cooncan,
  4. cooner,
  5. coonhound,
  6. coontie,
  7. coony,
  8. coop,
  9. coop.,
  10. cooper

Origin of coonskin

An Americanism dating back to 1615–25; coon + skin

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British Dictionary definitions for coonskin

coonskin

/ (ˈkuːnˌskɪn) /

noun

the pelt of a raccoon
a raccoon cap with the tail hanging at the back
US an overcoat made of raccoon
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