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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.]
(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]
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]