from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tight-fitting Scottish cap or braided bonnet, sometimes having a pompon, tassel, or feather in the center.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A traditional Scottish wool hat, with a bobble in the centre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of Scotch cap of wool, worsted, or the like, having a round, flattish top much wider than the band which fits the head, and usually having a tassel in the center.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as braid bonnet (which see, under bonnet); also, a lighter head-dress of the same general shape.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woolen cap of Scottish origin
And she must tell me how Nelson had died, and I did want to know; so I went with her across the width of life from dawning boy's love for a brown-haired girl in a tam-o'-shanter back to the old sad savagery I had known.
A fisherman's tam-o'-shanter on his close-clipped head, and dungaree trousers and heavy brogans, completed his outfit.
They're 21st-century versions of Ralph Kramden in his tam-o'-shanter and Ed Norton learning the game's basics in Ralph's Bensonhurst kitchen.
It was his way of honoring the memory of the man whose colorful, trademark golf clothes were knickers and a tam-o'-shanter.
Before she could say anything, Earl flipped Mickey's tam-o'-shanter into the boat.
Mickey slapped his tam-o'-shanter against his knee again and fell down to the moss, defeated.
"Mickey McMickey at yer service," the leprechaun said politely, dipping into a low bow and tipping his tam-o'-shanter.
The leprechaun pulled off his tam-o'-shanter and slapped it across his knee, angry at himself.
If the long-stemmed pipe in its mouth wasn't a dead giveaway, the tam-o'-shanter on its head certainly was.
He saw the leprechaun spinning down, his tam-o'-shanter flying away, and then an umbrella opened, offering some hope.