I fancy it was a chalk drawing of a girl in a mob-cap, signed 'Frank Miles, 1880,' that first impelled me to research.
Or safe in a married state you might wear a mob-cap in to breakfast.
From a head-dress not unlike that which, if I may venture upon such matters, I believe you call a mob-cap, hangs the black veil.
A mob-cap was once upon a time a picturesque finish to a pretty face, and it was of home-manufacture.
She died at the age of fifty, and in it she wears a mob-cap and an old woman's gown.
My pretty neighbor below, who is immaculate when I meet her on the stairs, was in her mob-cap.
You know that a lady in a mob-cap and panniers is playing inside that shyly curtained window.
In a second—in much less time than it takes me to write it—I have torn off the mob-cap, and thrown it on the floor.
Phdre had a gown la Mary Stuart, a mob-cap, and was covered with mouches to the end of her nose.
She wore a head-gear that almost amounted to a mob-cap, and beneath it her grey hair was always frizzled with the greatest care.
a type of woman's indoor cap, 1795 (as simply mob, 1748), from cap (n.) + obsolete mob (n.) "negligent attire" (1660s), earlier "a strumpet" (earlier form mab, 1550s), related to obsolete verb mob "to tousle the hair, to dress untidily" (1660s), and perhaps ultimately from mop, but influenced by Mab as a female name. Dutch has a similar compound, mopmuts, but the relationship between it and the English word is uncertain.