a woman's indoor cap, esp. of the 18th cent., having a high, puffy crown and often tied under the chin
Origin of mobcapfrom 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 ) cap 1
- Alternative form of mob cap.