: 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

Examples of caped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The actor wore a Willy Chavarria suit consisting of a bright white jacket with structured shoulders and a sweeping cape to the floor — reminiscent of Boseman’s iconic white caped Versace look worn at the 2018 Met Gala — and black wide-leg pants with a matching corsage and Christian Louboutin shoes. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 Introducing a bizarre Batman reference, Musk said the thespians entertaining the locals of Small Town, U.S.A., with their own low-budget rendition of the caped crusader, simply could not compete with Christopher Nolan’s Batman. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 7 May 2024 Colman Domingo saves the day in a caped suit Colman Domingo looked dapper in a crisp, black-and-white suit by Willy Chavarria. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 The Rustin star, 54, honored late stars Chadwick Boseman and André Leon Talley with his striking caped ensemble at the annual fashion event on Monday, May 6. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 After a two-year hiatus from the event, Gaga returned wearing a voluminous hot pink caped gown with an extra-long train. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 16 Apr. 2024 Equally as whimsical was the caped floral gown that Pamela Anderson donned, proving that a bold print certainly has its place at the Oscars. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2024 Xochitl Gomez Xochitl Gomez in a waist-cinching monochromatic caped dress with rose epaulettes. Oscar Holland, CNN, 19 Feb. 2024 Earlier, the duo had appeared separately on the red carpet at the awards at the Royal Festival Hall, with Lipa wearing a dramatic caped red Valentino gown. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caped was in 1896

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“Caped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caped. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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