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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: bonet, from Medieval Latin abonnis 'hat'

bonnet

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes, Motor Vehicles
bon‧net [countable]
1 British EnglishTTC the metal lid over the front of a car [= hood American English]
I'll need to check under the bonnet.
bonnet
2
a) DCC a warm hat that a baby wears which ties under its chin
b) DCC a type of hat that women wore in the past which tied under their chin and often had a wide brim

➔ have a bee in your bonnet

at bee (2)

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