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Definition of "mobcap" [mob•cap]

  • A large high frilly cap with a full crown, worn indoors by women in the 18th and early 19th centuries. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mobcap" in a sentence
  • "And hair a frizzed hennaed horror beneath a stained mobcap, her striped yellow and red gown stretched to breaking beneath a pink apron."
  • "Liberty and her mobcap are smaller than on the 1808 pieces, giving room for the stars to encircle all but the bottom of the portrait, but the reverse from that version was continued with only slight modifications (refinement of the lower wing feathers most noticeable)."
  • "The housekeeper was clad in her usual black, a white mobcap upon her stern white curls."