caped

adjective
\ ˈkāpt How to pronounce caped (audio) \

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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Batgirl joins the caped crusaders to stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from wreaking revenge upon the world. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 1 - 7, 2019: John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ and more," 30 Aug. 2019 Stay tuned to see if this formerly mild-mannered Harvard Law professor can transform into a caped crusader on stage, and save the nation from that ubiquitous villain, Corporate Greed. Lorraine Ali, chicagotribune.com, "Why reality TV has nothing on the Democratic debates," 23 June 2019 Batgirl joins the caped crusaders to stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from wreaking revenge upon the world. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 Stay tuned to see if this formerly mild-mannered Harvard Law professor can transform into a caped crusader on stage, and save the nation from that ubiquitous villain, Corporate Greed. Lorraine Ali, chicagotribune.com, "Why reality TV has nothing on the Democratic debates," 23 June 2019 Regardless of your age, gender, color or favorite Avenger, Comic-Con welcomes you with open-caped arms. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con 2019: Where the best superhero you can be is yourself," 19 July 2019 Stay tuned to see if this formerly mild-mannered Harvard Law professor can transform into a caped crusader on stage, and save the nation from that ubiquitous villain, Corporate Greed. Lorraine Ali, chicagotribune.com, "Why reality TV has nothing on the Democratic debates," 23 June 2019 Stay tuned to see if this formerly mild-mannered Harvard Law professor can transform into a caped crusader on stage, and save the nation from that ubiquitous villain, Corporate Greed. Lorraine Ali, chicagotribune.com, "Why reality TV has nothing on the Democratic debates," 23 June 2019 Stay tuned to see if this formerly mild-mannered Harvard Law professor can transform into a caped crusader on stage, and save the nation from that ubiquitous villain, Corporate Greed. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "Why reality TV has nothing on the Democratic debates," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of caped

1896, in the meaning defined above

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