stocking cap


: a long knitted cone-shaped cap with a tassel or pom-pom worn especially for winter sports or play

Examples of stocking cap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The younger one, who wears a bright red stocking cap, whacks the bear of a guy across his face, sending him careening to the side. Lauren Smiley, WIRED, 7 Nov. 2023 The clues were in the photo George posted to social media announcing the birth: The newborn’s eyes are closed, a stocking cap drooped over one ear, his left hand atop a basketball placed in his lap. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 The frames stayed comfortable even when worn with a stocking cap or bike helmet. Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 29 June 2023 The video shows a person with a mustache and wearing a stocking cap covering images of Robeson with silver spray paint. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2023 Instead, McIntosh would slick de Armas's head with a hair treatment from either Leonor Greyl or Olaplex and then wrap the hair, covering it with a flesh-toned stocking cap. Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 30 Aug. 2022 The suspect, who has yet to be identified by authorities, is possibly wearing a blue jacket with blue jeans, black tennis shoes and a black knitted stocking cap. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 3 May 2021 Atlas in a stocking cap is probably enough nightmare fuel to keep a would-be mischief-maker on the nice list. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 23 Dec. 2015 First, a stocking cap was placed over the actress’ head and the silicone pieces were applied. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 28 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stocking cap was circa 1897

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“Stocking cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

stocking cap

: a long knitted cone-shaped cap usually with an ornament at the pointed end

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