I donned the hip-hop attire (not very well), and dreamed of an alternate life as a girl tagger.
Intrepidly, I donned layers and hit the pavement to find out.
Conor arrived at Midtown South and donned his uniform, a nameplate reading “McDonald,” and shield 15798 gleaming on his chest.
1520s, from Spanish or Portuguese don, title of respect, from Latin dominus "lord, master." The university sense is c.1660, originally student slang; underworld sense is 1952, from Italian don, from Late Latin domnus, from Latin dominus (see domain). The fem. form is Dona (Spanish/Portuguese), Donna (Italian).
early 14c. contraction of do on (see doff). "After 1650 retained in popular use only in north. dialect; as a literary archaism it has become very frequent in 19th c." [OED]. Related: Donned; donning.