Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The close linen or muslin cap of an old woman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cap or coif worn by women.

Etymologies

From Middle Dutch mutse, from amutse, from Late Latin almucia ("almuce"); compare amice, mozzetta. (Wiktionary)

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