mob·​cap | \ ˈmäb-ˌkap How to pronounce mobcap (audio) \

Definition of mobcap

: a woman's indoor cap made with a high full crown and often tied under the chin

Examples of mobcap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in the 1860s, the British upper classes required their maids to wear a common uniform: a white mobcap, an apron, and a simple black dress. Shelley Puhak, The Atlantic, "The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress," 13 Oct. 2017 Some of these workers are young guys who also have mobcaps on their beards. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, "The Vertical Farm," 9 Jan. 2017 Technicians in white coats who wear white sanitary mobcaps on their heads walk around quietly. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, "The Vertical Farm," 9 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of mobcap

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mobcap

mob woman's cap + cap

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The first known use of mobcap was in 1785

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“Mobcap.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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