- a close-fitting linen or muslin cap, as worn by elderly women or babies.
Origin of mutch
1425–75; late Middle English (dial.) much < Middle Dutch mutse; cognate with German Mütze cap. See amice2
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Examples from the Web for mutch
"Onything sets a gude face," quo' the monkey wi' the mutch on.The Proverbs of Scotland
How pleasant she looks, with her clean white apron and mutch!
A mutch, young lady,” said he, “is what you in the South call a cap.
Cherrys are good, but they are too mutch like sucking a marble, with a handle tew it.
I don't kare how mutch a man talks, if he will only say it in a few wurds.
- a close-fitting linen cap formerly worn by women and children in Scotland
C15: from Middle Dutch mutse cap, from Medieval Latin almucia almuce
- (tr) to cadge; beg
- (intr) another word for mitch
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