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A round woolen or cloth cap of Scottish origin, with a pom-pom in the center.
- ‘A tam-o'-shanter, a link to his Scottish roots, perches on his head.’
- ‘He was one of the sport's most refreshing figures, a fellow who honored the game with his throwback attire, knickers and a tam-o'-shanter, a kiss to his Scottish heritage.’
- ‘The tam-o'-shanter was a popular cap for boys wearing kilt suits.’
- ‘Several wore endearingly personalized get-ups, such as a tatted cape and matching tam-o'-shanter.’
- ‘Hers are a Highlander's dreams: obviously, the tartan plaid and tam-o'-shanter evince his Scottish affinity.’
Mid 19th century: named after the hero of Burns's poem Tam o' Shanter (1790).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.