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redcap

[red-kap] /ˈrɛdˌkæp/
noun
1.
a baggage porter at a railroad station.
2.
British Informal. a member of the military police.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; red1 + cap1
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British Dictionary definitions for redcap

redcap

/ˈrɛdˌkæp/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) a military police officer
2.
(US & Canadian) a porter at an airport or station
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Word Origin and History for redcap
n.

"porter at a railroad station," 1914, American English, from red (adj.1) + cap (n.). Earlier it was the name of the goldfinch, a type of hen, and a long-toothed spectre in Scottish castles.

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