Origin of tam-o'-shanterfrom the name of the main character of Robert Burns's poem “Tam o' Shanter”
a Scottish cap with a wide, round, flat top and, often, a center pompom
A Scottish cap with a snug headband and a loose crown, sometimes having a pompom, tassel, or feather in the center.
Origin of tam-o'-shanterAfter the hero of “ Tam o' Shanter, ” a poem by Robert Burns
From the eponymous hero of Burns's poem Tom of Shanter.
(plural tam o'shanters)