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

1940–45, Americanism; bean + -ie Unabridged
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beanie or beany (ˈbiːnɪ)
n , pl beanies
a round close-fitting hat resembling a skullcap
beany or beany

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Main Entry:  Beanie
Part of Speech:  n
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Word Origin & History

"small, close-fitting hat," 1943, from bean in the slang sense of "head."
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Example sentences
He was last seen wearing a beanie cap and dark baggy jacket.
In the first robbery, he was wearing a red beanie hat and a dark-colored sweater.
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