unbonnet

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ bonnet

VerbEdit

unbonnet (third-person singular simple present unbonnets, present participle unbonneting, simple past and past participle unbonneted)

  1. (transitive) To remove a bonnet from.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
  2. (intransitive) To take off one's bonnet.
    • 1877, Jeannie H. Grey, Flirtation, Or, Cupid's Shoulder-strap Tactics: A West Point Love Story
      Mrs. Bobaline looked curiously at the shrinking girl, as she unbonneted, and was secretly pleased to see only a meek little face []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unbonnet in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)