Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cap or coif worn by women.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. & Scot. The close linen or muslin cap of an old woman.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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