a soft, conical cap represented in ancient Greek art as part of Phrygian dress and associated, since the late 18th and early 19th centuries, with the liberty cap.
Origin of Phrygian cap
First recorded in 1840–50
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a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution
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