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noun British Dialect.
  1. a close-fitting linen or muslin cap, as worn by elderly women or babies.
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Origin of mutch

1425–75; late Middle English (dial.) much < Middle Dutch mutse; cognate with German Mütze cap. See amice2
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Examples from the Web for mutch

Historical Examples

  • "Onything sets a gude face," quo' the monkey wi' the mutch on.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • How pleasant she looks, with her clean white apron and mutch!

    Out in the Forty-Five

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • A mutch, young lady,” said he, “is what you in the South call a cap.

    Out in the Forty-Five

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Cherrys are good, but they are too mutch like sucking a marble, with a handle tew it.

    Josh Billings on Ice

    Henry Wheeler Shaw

  • I don't kare how mutch a man talks, if he will only say it in a few wurds.

    Josh Billings on Ice

    Henry Wheeler Shaw

British Dictionary definitions for mutch


  1. a close-fitting linen cap formerly worn by women and children in Scotland
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Word Origin

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


verb dialect
  1. (tr) to cadge; beg
  2. (intr) another word for mitch
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