n.1.A kind of low-crowned cap formerly worn by all classes in England, and continued in London after disuse elsewhere; - hence, a citizen of London.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They may not have been intended for Villa supporters, but if the flat-cap fits...
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Detectives ordered the cut-out of the man, who has been dubbed the flat-cap robber, to illustrate his small stature, which they believe is a major clue to his identity.
Dressed in a flat-cap, scarf and long brown coat, Guy picked up his guitar as they took a breather while filming in Manchester - two weeks after announcing his split from Madge, 50, who's worth pounds 300million.