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1. A snug, knitted, brimless cap that usually covers the ears.
2. A small brimless cap.

[Probably from bean, head.]
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(ˈbiːnɪ) or


n, pl beanies
(Clothing & Fashion) a round close-fitting hat resembling a skullcap
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(ˈbi ni)

a skullcap worn, esp. formerly, by children and college freshmen.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.beanie - a small skullcapbeanie - a small skullcap; formerly worn by schoolboys and college freshmen
skullcap - rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head
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