Beanie



a skullcap, often brightly colored, worn especially by children and by college freshmen, especially in the 1940s.
Contemporary Examples

You see, Ty Warner, the toy magnate of beanie Baby fame, owns a stake in the Four Seasons.
The Wretched Sasha and Malia Dolls Lyric Winik January 27, 2009

Other than wearing a beanie, he dressed “normal” and was somewhat socially awkward, having trouble starting conversations.
The Kids Who Robbed Hollywood Nicole LaPorte October 25, 2009

Celebrities at the funeral (Allen Iverson, beanie Sigel, Jay Z) purportedly knew Real Roller from his entertainment business.
How a Rich Suburban Girl Became a Drug Kingpin Jeff Deeney July 9, 2009

Historical Examples

I suppose beanie arrived in all her 33 glory this afternoon, hence those yowlers under her window tonight.
Marjorie Dean College Junior Pauline Lester

“Gat” and “beanie” had defied the “Gink” and they were found one morning beaten and kicked, broken and bleeding.
Spring Street James H. Richardson

noun (pl) beanies
a round close-fitting hat resembling a skullcap
noun

See Beanie Baby
n.

“small, close-fitting hat,” 1940, from bean (n.) in the slang sense of “head” + -ie.

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