Phrygian cap

  1. 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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How to use Phrygian cap in a sentence

  • Phrygian cap, a cap worn by the Phrygians, and worn in modern times as the symbol of freedom.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia | Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • He has folded his stocking cap, so that it comes forward to his brow like a Phrygian cap.

    Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for Phrygian cap

Phrygian cap

  1. a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution

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