[ klawth-kap, kloth- ]

  1. pertaining to or characteristic of the working class.

Origin of cloth-cap

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby cloth-cap Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

British Dictionary definitions for cloth cap

cloth cap

  1. Also called: flat cap a flat woollen cap with a stiff peak

  2. informal

    • a symbol of working-class ethos or origin

    • (as modifier): cloth-cap attitudes

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