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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bathing cap

  • She slipped the bathing-cap in her pocket and slowly drew off her coat and hat.

    Highacres|Jane Abbott
  • Jennie, giving me only the tail of her glance, turned to her choice of a bathing-cap again—the yellow one or the green one.

    The Tower of Oblivion|Oliver Onions
  • She found the bathing-cap for which she was hunting and started down the hall.

    Highacres|Jane Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for bathing cap

bathing cap

/ (ˈbeɪðɪŋ) /


a tight rubber cap worn by a swimmer to keep the hair dry

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