mutch

[muhch]
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noun British Dialect.

a close-fitting linen or muslin cap, as worn by elderly women or babies.

Nearby words

  1. mutatis mutandis,
  2. mutative,
  3. mutato nomine,
  4. mutazila,
  5. mutazilite,
  6. mutchkin,
  7. mute,
  8. mute swan,
  9. muted,
  10. mutedly

Origin of mutch

1425–75; late Middle English (dial.) much < Middle Dutch mutse; cognate with German Mütze cap. See amice2

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mutch

1

noun

a close-fitting linen cap formerly worn by women and children in Scotland

Word Origin for mutch

C15: from Middle Dutch mutse cap, from Medieval Latin almucia almuce

verb dialect

(tr) to cadge; beg
(intr) another word for mitch
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