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redcap

[ red-kap ]

noun

  1. a baggage porter at a railroad station.
  2. British Informal. a member of the military police.


redcap

/ ˈrɛdˌkæp /

noun

  1. informal.
    a military police officer
  2. a porter at an airport or station


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Word History and Origins

Origin of redcap1

First recorded in 1530–40; red 1 + cap 1
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Example Sentences

And Little Redcap did so until the great trough was quite full.

Mother Redcap was a great favourite with the sailor-men and had their entire confidence.

Well I went into the railway station and the redcap took the beast and tried to steer him through the crowd.

"I will be sure to take care," said Little Redcap to her mother, and gave her hand upon it.

Then Little Redcap went cheerfully home and came to no harm.

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