watch cap


: a knitted close-fitting usually navy-blue cap worn especially by enlisted men in the U.S. navy in cold or stormy weather

Examples of watch cap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually an older guy boarded — mid-60s, watch cap, maybe Jewish, maybe Irish. Curbed, 10 May 2023 As Fury, Jackson — gray-bearded, lumbering (and limping) through the Russian night in a heavy overcoat and watch cap — wears his age like age. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2023 Bill Rummel, wearing a black watch cap and sunglasses, drove them into Boston and, at his father’s direction, parked on Huntington Avenue. Dan Barry,, 17 June 2023 Futura smiled under his watch cap. Tad Friend, The New Yorker, 18 Oct. 2021 According to her family, Hunter Gaye put together the iconic outfit — red watch cap, beaded denim shirt and silver red-laced platform boots— that Gaye donned for his memorable 1974 concert performance at the Oakland Coliseum. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Dec. 2022 But the watch cap category covers many different styles, all with their best uses. The Editors, Field & Stream, 20 Nov. 2019 As Morrison makes a guitar howl and moan, Berry, wearing a watch cap and a white tunic that splits the difference between lab coat and hospital gown, arranges herself on what looks like a Restoration Hardware woodshop table. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2020 Historically made of wool, watch caps are now made in a wide variety of materials. The Editors, Field & Stream, 20 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of watch cap was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Watch cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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