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[klawth-kap, kloth-] /ˈklɔθˌkæp, ˈklɒθ-/
adjective, British.
pertaining to or characteristic of the working class.
Origin of cloth-cap
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was dressed in a dark-blue jacket, white trousers, and a cloth cap.

    Ernest Bracebridge William H. G. Kingston
  • He raised his cloth cap as he answered, and his brown eyes fell.

    A Country Sweetheart Dora Russell
  • And I have an old overcoat and cloth cap I can loan you, Dan added.

  • Tis a different case, for instance, with yon poor fellow in the cloth cap.

    St. Ives Robert Louis Stevenson
  • He had his cloth cap in his hands and kept twisting it about and fiddling with it as he talked.

    The Great Miss Driver Anthony Hope
  • He wore an overcoat buttoned up to the throat and a cloth cap.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • But there was nothing to see on the water save my own cloth cap floating.

    A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang
  • Maturina was to have a dress of good black cloth, a cloth cap trimmed with fur, and two ducats.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • He was a little wiry man forty or fifty years old, dressed in a soiled tweed coat and a boy's cloth cap.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • He stood just inside the door blinking a little at the sudden light and twisting his cloth cap round and round in his hands.

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for cloth cap

cloth cap

noun (Brit)
Also called flat cap. a flat woollen cap with a stiff peak
  1. a symbol of working-class ethos or origin
  2. (as modifier): cloth-cap attitudes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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