a woman's indoor cap, esp. of the 18th cent., having a high, puffy crown and often tied under the chin
Origin of mobcap; from Middle Dutch mop, woman's cap + cap
A large high frilly cap with a full crown, worn indoors by women in the 1700s and early 1800s.
Origin of mobcapProbably mob, mobcap (possibly from Dutch mopmuts, cap : obsolete Dutch mop-, to cover up + muts, cap) + cap1.
- Alternative form of mob cap.