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tam-o'-shanter definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a woolen cap of Scottish origin [syn: tam, tam-o'-shanter, tammy]

Merriam Webster's

noun see Tam o' Shanter 2

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a round woollen or cloth cap of Scottish origin fitting closely round the brows but large and full above. Etymology: the hero of Burns's Tam o' Shanter

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tam-o'-shanter Tam`-o'-shan"ter, n. [So named after Tam o'Shanter, a character in Burns's poem of the same name.] A kind of Scotch cap of wool, worsted, or the like, having a round, flattish top much wider than the band which fits the head, and usually having a tassel in the center.

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