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Topic: CLOTHES

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from mab, mob 'prostitute, careless dress' (16-18 centuries), from the female name Mab, from Mabel

mob cap

noun
     
mob cap [countable]
DCC a light cotton hat with a decorative edge, worn by women in the 18th and 19th centuries
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