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bathing cap

[bey-th ing] /ˈbeɪ ðɪŋ/
a tight-fitting elastic cap, usually of rubber, worn to keep the hair dry while swimming and bathing.
Origin of bathing cap
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The women have to wear a sort of bathing cap over their hair.

    Over Here Hector MacQuarrie
  • She had no bathing cap on, and her wet hair was beginning to curl a little as it dried in the sun.

  • In case the health demands the shower-bath, the hair should be protected by a bathing cap.

  • And one's hair doesn't appear half so becoming in that state as it does even under a bathing cap.

  • Barby pulled off her bathing cap, and Rick saw that she wore the Megabuck unit underneath.

  • Amy made a face at him, settled her bathing cap more firmly, and looked at Jessie.

  • Mrs. Rose put a bathing cap on Dolly's head and tied a gay kerchief over that.

    Two Little Women Carolyn Wells
  • Mrs. Eames took off her bathing cap and ran her fingers through her hair as if deeply pondering.

    The Smuggler's Cave

    George A. Birmingham
  • Over it he pulled a rubber cap, like a bathing cap with a hole cut in the top.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • There was nothing much to see but a dark blue gown spread on a rock to dry, and behind the rock the bob of a bathing cap.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
British Dictionary definitions for bathing cap

bathing cap

a tight rubber cap worn by a swimmer to keep the hair dry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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