mob cap

mob cap
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a white cotton hat worn by women in the past

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  • mob cap — noun (historical) A woman s indoor morning cap with puffy crown, a broad band, and frills • • • Main Entry: ↑mob * * * mob cap UK US noun [countable] [singular mob cap plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • mob-cap — (n.) a type of woman s indoor cap, 1795 (as simply mob, 1748), from CAP (Cf. cap) (n.) + obsolete mob (n.) negligent attire (1660s), earlier a strumpet (earlier form mab, 1550s), related to obsolete verb mob to tousle the hair, to dress untidily… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mob|cap — «MOB KAP», noun. a large, loose cap, fitting down over the ears, originally worn indoors by women in the 1700 s and early 1800 s. ╂[< obsolete mob an indoor cap + cap] …   Useful english dictionary

  • mob cap — n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Probably from mab, mob prostitute, careless dress (16 18 centuries), from the female name Mab, from Mabel] a light cotton hat with a decorative edge, worn by women in the 18th and 19th centuries …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mob cap — Simple American bonnet or mob cap , in a portrait by Benjamin Greenleaf, 1805 A mob cap or mob cap is a round, gathered or pleated cloth (usually linen) bonnet consisting of a caul to cover the hair, a frilled or ruffled brim, and (often) a… …   Wikipedia

  • mob cap — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mob cap : singular mob cap plural mob caps a white cotton hat worn by women in the past …   English dictionary

  • mob cap — noun /ˈmɒb kap/ A plain cap or headdress for women or girls, especially one tied under the chin by a very broad band. She was dressed entirely in flowing black cerements and wore a little lacy mob cap on a mass of dead looking yellowish white… …   Wiktionary

  • mob-cap — n. hist. a woman s large indoor cap covering all the hair, worn in the 18th and early 19th c. Etymology: obs. (18th c.) mob, orig. = slut + CAP …   Useful english dictionary

  • mob-cap — /ˈmɒb kæp/ (say mob kap) noun Obsolete a large, full cap fitting down over the ears, formerly much worn indoors by women …  

  • mob cap — noun a large, soft indoor hat covering the hair, worn by women in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Origin C18 (orig. in the sense prostitute , later négligé ): mob, var. of obs. mab slut …   English new terms dictionary

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