coonskin coonskin

Definition(s):

  • (n) a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back

Usage(s):

  1. A more imaginative friend clapped a coonskin cap on Kefauver's head at a luncheon rally.
  2. Summer's heat waves proved too much for many a coonskin cap.
  3. An octette of Republican ladies, wearing coonskin caps, trooped around town chanting a six-stanza ode to Sam Hopkins, written to the tune of Davy Crockett.

News

  1. Chautauqua brings to life men and women who shaped the country

    If you've ever wondered why Davy Crockett wore a coonskin cap, you're about to have a chance to ask him.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Greenville News

  2. Dingell’s Record Congress Tenure Began With Honeymooners

    Congress’s longest-serving member arrived at the House of Representatives when Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House, “The Honeymooners” was a top-rated television show, youngsters wore coonskin caps and their older siblings danced to “Rock Around the Clock.”
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  • "There was a dinner in Washington honoring a retiring assistant secretary of defense," Mr. Parker told me. "I was invited. I walked in wearing that coonskin cap and buckskin outfit."
    on Mar 20, 2010 By: Fess Parker Source: New York Times

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