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war bonnet

war bon·net
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr bon-it]
    • /wɔr ˈbɒn ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr bon-it]
    • /wɔr ˈbɒn ɪt/

Definitions of war bonnet words

  • noun war bonnet an American Indian headdress consisting of a headband with a tail of ornamental feathers. 1
  • noun war bonnet a ceremonial headdress worn by some North American Indian warriors, consisting of a headband and trailing part studded with feathers 0
  • noun war bonnet A ceremonial headdress, decorated with a trail extension of eagle feathers, worn by some American Indians. 0

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Origin of war bonnet

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
First recorded in 1800-10

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Parts of speech for War bonnet

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

war bonnet popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

war bonnet usage trend in Literature

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