Entry from British & World English dictionary
- I have four caubeens, no two of them are are the same. two Balmorals, one black, one dark green.
- And we wear the green caubeen and carry the pike, the distinctive headgear and weapon of the Irish warriors of old.
- Whatever its origin, however, the caubeen had become accepted as being distinctively Irish by the early years of the Twentieth Century.
Early 19th century: Irish, literally 'old hat', from cáibín 'little cape', diminutive of cába 'cape'.
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