cloth-cap

[klawth-kap, kloth-]

adjective British.

pertaining to or characteristic of the working class.

Nearby words

  1. cloth,
  2. cloth cap,
  3. cloth of gold,
  4. cloth roll,
  5. cloth yard,
  6. cloth-eared,
  7. cloth-of-gold,
  8. clothbound,
  9. clothe,
  10. clothed

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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