caped

adjective \ ˈkāpt \
|Updated on: 29 Jul 2018

Definition of caped

: wearing a cape
  • … had degenerated into one dreary cartoon after another about some caped superhero with a square jaw and no visible sense of humor.
  • —David Handler
used especially in referring to the fictional superhero Batman as "the Caped Crusader"
  • Batman … developed from the stygian vigilante of the thirties into the campy Caped Crusader of the sixties, only to end up a neurotic avenger in the eighties.
  • Wigwag

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1896

in the meaning defined above

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