from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. cap paper, not folded. See under Paper.
  • n. cap See Foolscap.
  • n. A kind of low-crowned cap formerly worn by all classes in England, and continued in London after disuse elsewhere; -- hence, a citizen of London.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cap with a low flat crown.
  • n. Hence— A person wearing such a cap.
  • n. Less commonly, the toque worn by both men and women of the wealthier classes in the sixteenth century.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flat woolen cap with a stiff peak


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