coonskin cap

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coonskin cap (plural coonskin caps)

  1. (chiefly US) Headwear made from the pelt of a raccoon with the tail hanging in back, often associated with the iconic imagery of such American frontiersmen as Davy Crockett.
    • 1965, Bob Dylan, "Subterranean Homesick Blues":
      Look out kid
      It's somethin' you did
      God knows when
      But you're doin' it again
      You better duck down the alley way
      Lookin' for a new frien'
      The man in the coon-skin cap
      In the big pen
      Wants eleven dollar bills
      You only got ten.