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cloth cap

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: flat cap a flat woollen cap with a stiff peak
2. (Sociology) informal
a. a symbol of working-class ethos or origin
b. (as modifier): cloth-cap attitudes.
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Noun1.cloth cap - a flat woolen cap with a stiff peakcloth cap - a flat woolen cap with a stiff peak
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
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Translations

cloth cap

nberretto
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