mobcap
noun Etymology: mob woman's cap + cap Date: 1795 a woman's fancy indoor cap made with a high full crown and often tied under the chin

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  • Mobcap — Mob cap , n. [D. mop muts; OD. mop a woman s coif + D. muts cap.] A plain cap or headdress for women or girls; especially, one tying under the chin by a very broad band, generally of the same material as the cap itself. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mobcap — [mäb′kap΄] n. [< MDu mop, woman s cap + CAP1] a woman s indoor cap, esp. of the 18th cent., having a high, puffy crown and often tied under the chin …   English World dictionary

  • mobcap — /mob kap /, n. a soft cloth cap with a full crown, fitting down over the ears and frequently tying beneath the chin, formerly worn indoors by women. [1785 95; perh. mob slattern (itself perh. var. of Mab for Mabel) + CAP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mobcap — n. large soft hat that women wore indoors during the 18th and early 19th centuries; nightcap made of linen worn by women in mid 18th century …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mobcap — mob•cap [[t]ˈmɒbˌkæp[/t]] n. clo a soft cloth cap with a full crown and a ruffled edge, formerly worn indoors by women • Etymology: 1785–95; perh. mob slattern (itself perh. var. of Mab for Mabel) +cap I …   From formal English to slang

  • mobcap — noun large high frilly cap with a full crown; formerly worn indoors by women (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑cap …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mob — Mob, n. [See {Mobcap}.] A mobcap. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cap — cap1 capless, adj. /kap/, n., v., capped, capping. n. 1. a close fitting covering for the head, usually of soft supple material and having no visor or brim. 2. a brimless head covering with a visor, as a baseball cap. 3. mobcap. 4. a headdress… …   Universalium

  • dormeuse — Fr. /dawrdd muez /, n. 1. mobcap. 2. Obs. a nightcap. [1725 35; < F; fem. of dormeur sleeper; see DORMANT, EUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cap — Synonyms and related words: Balmoral, Dutch cap, Panama, Panama hat, Salvation Army bonnet, Stetson, acme, apex, apogee, ascender, astrakhan, back, balaclava helmet, baseball cap, bastard type, beany, beard, bearskin, beaver, befog, belly, beret …   Moby Thesaurus

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