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un- +‎ bonneted


unbonneted (not comparable)

  1. Not wearing a bonnet.
    • c. 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act III, Scene 1, [1]
      This night, wherein the cub-drawn bear would couch,
      The lion and the belly-pinched wolf
      Keep their fur dry, unbonneted he runs,
      And bids what will take all.
    • 2004, Marilynne Robinson, Gilead, Virago, 2005, p. 220,
      They walked in in the middle of the sermon in their wash dresses, sweaty and unbonneted []
  2. (obsolete, rare) circumcised
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: [] G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], OCLC 731622352:
      But I was, myself, far from being pleas'd with his having too much regarded my tender exclaims; for now, more and more fired with the object before me, as it still stood with the fiercest erection, unbonnetted, and displaying its broad vermilion head, I first gave the youth a re-encouraging kiss, which he repaid me with a fervour that seem'd at once to thank me, and bribe my farther compliance




  1. simple past tense and past participle of unbonnet