Definition of Coonskin cap

1. Noun. A raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back.

Exact synonyms: Coonskin
Generic synonyms: Cap

Definition of Coonskin cap

1. Noun. (Chiefly American English) Headwear made of a pelt of a raccoon with the tail hanging in back, often associated with the iconic imagery of such American frontiersmen as Davy Crockett. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coonskin Cap

coon hounds
coon it
cooncan
cooncans
coondog
coondogs
cooned
coonhound
coonhound paralysis
coonhounds
cooning
coons
coonskin
coonskin cap (current term)
coonskin caps
coonskin hat
coonskin hats
coonskins
coontie
coonties
coonty
coop
coop in
coop up
cooped
cooped up
cooper
cooperability

Literary usage of Coonskin cap

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Introductory Third Reader by Walter Lowrie Hervey, Melvin Hix (1916)
"He wore a coonskin cap and moccasins. But Daniel Boone is not an Indian name; and the frank open face under the coonskin cap is not an Indian face; ..."

2. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1913)
"But a Tennessee man can have a university education, lead a highly intellectual existence, without taking the coonskin cap off of the head of his spirit or ..."

3. The Talbot Regime: Or, The First Half Century of the Talbot Settlement, by Charles Oakes Zaccheus Ermatinger (1904)
"The straw hat for summer, the coonskin cap for winter—in fact all clothes for both bed and body were home-made. .For tea the fragrant spicewood and aromatic ..."

4. Steps in English, Composition Rhetoric: Composition-rhetoric by Thomas Charles Blaisdell (1906)
"Original Improved had on his head a large coonskin wore a coonskin cap and a pair The lad was very small but The lad was very small, ..."

5. The Scalp Hunters, Or, Romantic Adventures in Northern Mexico by Mayne Reid (1851)
"... a stylishness about the fringing of the cape and leggings; and a jauntiness in the set of that coonskin cap, that shows the wearer to be not altogether ..."

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