noun, plural glen·gar·ries.
  1. a Scottish cap with straight sides, a crease along the top, and sometimes short ribbon streamers at the back, worn by Highlanders as part of military dress.

Origin of glengarry

First recorded in 1835–45; after Glengarry, a valley in Invernesshire, Scotland Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of glengarry

  • The man who wrote Glengarry Glen Ross actually and unironically references "the current economic jollity."

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    David Mamet's Right Turn

    David Frum

    May 9, 2012

  • The author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow is, to many minds, the best living American playwright.

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    David Mamet's Right Turn

    Ben Crair

    May 28, 2011

Historical Examples of glengarry

British Dictionary definitions for glengarry


noun plural -ries
  1. a brimless Scottish woollen cap with a crease down the crown, often with ribbons dangling at the backAlso called: glengarry bonnet

Word Origin for glengarry

C19: after Glengarry, Scotland
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