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mob·cap

 (mŏb′kăp′)
n.
A large high frilly cap with a full crown, worn indoors by women in the 1700s and early 1800s.

[Probably mob, mobcap (possibly from Dutch mopmuts, cap : obsolete Dutch mop-, to cover up + muts, cap) + cap.]

mobcap

(ˈmɒbˌkæp)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a woman's large cotton cap with a pouched crown and usually a frill, worn esp during the 18th century. Often shortened to: mob
[C18: from obsolete mob woman, esp a loose-living woman, + cap]

mob•cap

(ˈmɒbˌkæp)

n.
a soft cloth cap with a full crown and a ruffled edge, formerly worn indoors by women.
[1785–95; perhaps mob slattern (itself perhaps variant of Mab for Mabel) + cap1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mobcap - large high frilly cap with a full crownmobcap - large high frilly cap with a full crown; formerly worn indoors by women
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
Translations

mobcap

[ˈmɒbkæp] Ncofia f

mobcap

n (Hist) → (Spitzen)haube f

mobcap

[ˈmɒbˌkæp] ncuffia (da donna) con pizzi
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Lastly, she was dressed in a black silk gown and white mobcap.
Sheila Henfield has sent this in and tells us that "the lady all in black was aunty Vi as Old Mother Riley; May James was Wee Willie Winkie; the geisha girl was Margaret Woodcock; and the maid with the mobcap is me, Sheila Hill as was
An auburn wig and a mobcap were clapped on his head and he was handed a shawl with a long fringe.
To stress that Hogarth was not vain about his promotion, he has discarded his wig and half-covered his shaven pate with a pushed-back workmanlike mobcap.