cloth-cap

[ klawth-kap, kloth- ]
/ ˈklɔθˌkæp, ˈklɒθ- /

adjective British.

pertaining to or characteristic of the working class.

Origin of cloth-cap

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for cloth cap

cloth cap


noun British

Also called: flat cap a flat woollen cap with a stiff peak
informal
  1. a symbol of working-class ethos or origin
  2. (as modifier)cloth-cap attitudes
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