war bonnet

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noun

an American Indian headdress consisting of a headband with a tail of ornamental feathers.

Nearby words

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  2. war,
  3. war and peace,
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  6. war bride,
  7. war chest,
  8. war cloud,
  9. war correspondent,
  10. war crime

Origin of war bonnet

First recorded in 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for war bonnet

war bonnet

noun

a headband with trailing feathers, worn by certain North American Indian warriors as a headdress
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