pertaining to or characteristic of the working class.
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- cloth cap,
- cloth of gold,
- cloth roll,
- cloth yard,
Origin of cloth-cap
First recorded in 1850–55
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Also called: flat cap a flat woollen cap with a stiff peak
- a symbol of working-class ethos or origin
- (as modifier)cloth-cap attitudes
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