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mobcap

[mob-kap] /ˈmɒbˌkæp/
noun
1.
a soft cloth cap with a full crown, fitting down over the ears and frequently tying beneath the chin, formerly worn indoors by women.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; perhaps mob slattern (itself perhaps variant of Mab for Mabel) + cap1
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mobcap

/ˈmɒbˌkæp/
noun
1.
a woman's large cotton cap with a pouched crown and usually a frill, worn esp during the 18th century Often shortened to mob
Word Origin
C18: from obsolete mob woman, esp a loose-living woman, + cap
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