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A Scottish cap with a snug headband and a loose crown, sometimes having a pompom, tassel, or feather in the center.
[After the hero of "Tam o' Shanter," a poem by Robert Burns .]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a Scottish brimless wool cap with a bobble in the centre, usually worn pulled down at one side. Also called: tam or tammy
[C19: named after the hero of Burns' poem Tam o' Shanter (1790)]
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tam-o'-shan•ter(ˈtæm əˌʃæn tər)
a round, flat cap of Scottish origin, usu. of wool, with a pompom at its center.
[1880–85; after the hero of Tam O'Shanter (1791), poem by Robert Burns]
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n → (schottische) Baskenmütze
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