[ glen-gar-ee ]

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

Words Nearby glengarry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use glengarry in a sentence

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

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

  • It might be a portrait of Hendry or Sander bonneted in his glengarry, armed with a target, and trekking off with two terriers.

    Archaic England | Harold Bayley
  • I can see him now as he waved me a good-bye from the platform in his glengarry cap and short tunic and plaid trousers.

    A Traveller in War-Time | Winston Churchill
  • The first attacks of the glengarry Highlanders and the regular troops were repulsed with great loss of life.

  • On the north side the mountains of glengarry shot up in a succession of high and bold peaks.

  • So he lifted his smart glengarry cap, and in sad perplexity strode away.

    Cripps, the Carrier | R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for glengarry


/ (ɡlɛnˈɡærɪ) /

nounplural -ries
  1. a brimless Scottish woollen cap with a crease down the crown, often with ribbons dangling at the back: Also called: glengarry bonnet

Origin of glengarry

C19: after Glengarry, Scotland

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