Definition of tam-o'-shanter in English:
A round woollen or cloth cap of Scottish origin, with a bobble in the centre.
- 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.
mid 19th century: named after the hero of Burns's poem Tam o' Shanter (1790).
Definition of tam-o'-shanter in:
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