[ klawth-kap, kloth- ]
/ ˈklɔθˌkæp, ˈklɒθ- /
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pertaining to or characteristic of the working class.
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Origin of cloth-cap
First recorded in 1850–55
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How to use cloth-cap in a sentence
Whereupon an octogenarian official approached the door of the box with his shiny, peaked, blue cloth cap in his hand.The Fourth Estate, vol.1|Armando Palacio Valds
I had shaved off my moustache and breakfasted hastily in my bedroom, ready equipped for a journey in my ulster and cloth cap.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
He had discarded his shore toggery and slumped around in a cloth cap, a cardigan jacket, heavy woollen pants and carpet slippers.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
He was dressed now in his Sunday suit; his hair was combed smoothly over his forehead, and his best cloth cap was in his hands.Nelly's First Schooldays|Josephine Franklin
The effect is, that each appears to be wearing a red and black cloth cap.A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State|Marcus Dorman
British Dictionary definitions for cloth-cap
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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