Definition of Mobcap

1. Noun. Large high frilly cap with a full crown; formerly worn indoors by women.

Generic synonyms: Cap



Definition of Mobcap

1. n. A plain cap or headdress for women or girls; especially, one tying under the chin by a very broad band, generally of the same material as the cap itself.

Definition of Mobcap

1. a woman's cap [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mobcap

mobber
mobbers
mobbie
mobbies
mobbing
mobbings
mobbish
mobbishly
mobbism
mobbisms
mobble
mobbled
mobbles
mobbling
mobby
mobcap (current term)
mobcaps
mobe
mobes
mobey
mobies
mobile
mobile-phone
mobile-station
mobile canteen
mobile game
mobile games
mobile genetic element
mobile health units
mobile home

Literary usage of Mobcap

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1. A New Dictionary of the Italian and English Languages: Based Upon that of by Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti, John Davenport, Guglielmo Comelati (1854)
"... m. massa confusa, f. A — of rhetorical tumultuosa, f. ; 3. (obs.) V. mobcap ; 4. arn- figures, un ammasso di figure ..."

2. Edgar Allan Poe: his life, letters, and opinions by John Henry Ingram (1880)
"NB The ' Washingtonian Teetotaler' is edited by a little old lady in a mobcap and spectacles—at least we presume so, for every second paper in Boston is. ..."

3. Costumes and Scenery for Amateurs: A Practical Working Handbook by Constance D'Arcy Mackay (1915)
"Her hair should be tucked neatly beneath a large white mobcap with a ... A black cloak, and her hair tucked beneath a sort of mobcap tied under her chin. ..."

4. The Cyclopaedia of Social Usage: Manners and Customs of the Twentieth Century by Helen Lefferts Roberts (1913)
"In town, however, and indoors during the morning, a nurse may well be permitted to wear a print dress, a mobcap of crisp muslin, and an ample apron with bib ..."

5. Putnam's Handbook of Etiquette: A Cyclopaedia of Social Usage, Giving by Helen Lefferts Roberts (1913)
"In town, however, and indoors during the morning, a nurse may well be permitted to wear a print dress, a mobcap of crisp muslin, and an ample apron with bib ..."

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