Entry from British & World English dictionary
A linen cap, especially one worn by older women or children.
- There the narrow space allotted to spectators was thronged with hot faces under beavers, mutches, and sun-bonnets.
- The young girls wore linen mutches.
- Women often carried special boxes in which to keep their mutches, which they would put on before reaching church or the homes of friends they might be visiting.
Late Middle English (denoting a nightcap): from Middle Dutch mutse, from medieval Latin almucia 'amice'.
Words that rhyme with mutchclutch, crutch, Dutch, hutch, inasmuch, insomuch, much, scutch, such, thrutch, touch
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