Definition of tam-o'-shanter in English:

tam-o'-shanter

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Pronunciation: /ˌtaməˈʃantə
 
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noun

A round woollen or cloth cap of Scottish origin, with a bobble in the centre.
More example sentences
  • He was one of the sport's most refreshing figures, a fellow who honored the game with his throwback attire, knickers and a tam-o'-shanter, a kiss to his Scottish heritage.
  • A tam-o'-shanter, a link to his Scottish roots, perches on his head.
  • Hers are a Highlander's dreams: obviously, the tartan plaid and tam-o'-shanter evince his Scottish affinity.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after the hero of Burns's poem Tam o' Shanter (1790).

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