mob·​cap ˈmäb-ˌkap How to pronounce mobcap (audio)
: 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, 13 Oct. 2017 Some of these workers are young guys who also have mobcaps on their beards. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 9 Jan. 2017 Technicians in white coats who wear white sanitary mobcaps on their heads walk around quietly. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 9 Jan. 2017

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Word History


mob woman's cap + cap

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mobcap was in 1785

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“Mobcap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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