from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cap with a long peak, worn by jockeys.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • She reined in the colt, adjusted her jockey-cap, and pulled her dog-skin gauntlets further over her sleeves.

    Flint His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes

  • However, when she came downstairs at the appointed time, in her brown velvet jockey-cap, top-boots, breeches and gloves complete, she looked so determined and efficient I felt reassured.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-28

  • George liked riding, and had taught her to ride; and she now perpetually made her appearance in her riding-habit and little jockey-cap, wishing she could do something for me here or there.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863

  • The dome of the Corn Market is a jockey-cap set on the top of a high ladder.

    II. A Bird’s-Eye View of Paris. Book III

  • Without reason, against prudence, and at a moment's notice, he fell in love with a frivolous, golden-haired girl who used to tear about Simla Mall on a high, rough waler, with a blue velvet jockey-cap crammed over her eyes.

    Indian Tales

  • I exchanged my laced hat for a jockey-cap, and made some progress in their opinion; I broke a young colt in a manner which carried me further into their good graces.

    Rob Roy

  • On the next Saturday, as Mr. Ashburn was walking over his farm, he saw a man sitting on one of his fences, dressed in a jockey-cap, and wearing a short hunting-coat.

    Off-Hand Sketches

  • I was full of sorrow, but, by one of those whimsical thoughts which come unbidden into our heads, in times of deepest grief, I no sooner saw the bonnet than I was reminded of a helmet; and in that hybrid bonnet, half helmet, half jockey-cap, did Miss


  • Miss Jenkyns wore a cravat, and a little bonnet like a jockey-cap, and altogether had the appearance of a strong-minded woman; although she would have despised the modern idea of women being equal to men.


  • The tumult thickened; I caught glimpses of the jockey-cap of old Christy, like the helmet of a chieftain, bobbing about in the midst of the scuffle; whilst Mistress Hannah, separated from her doughty protector, was squalling and striking at right and left with a faded parasol; being tossed and tousled about by the crowd in such wise as never happened to maiden gentle woman before.

    Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.