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Definition of cloth cap in English:

noun

British
1A man’s flat woollen cap with a peak.
Example sentences
  • He wears an outsize cloth cap, chocolate-coloured, at all times.
  • These people wore their cloth cap and shawls with the pride of hard-working people.
  • He swapped his cloth cap and overalls for a hired suit to collect his award for services to heritage and broadcasting.
1.1 [as modifier] Relating to or associated with the working class: Labour’s traditional cloth-cap image
More example sentences
  • He says there is real pride in making things, especially ships, though the cloth-cap image should have given way because of the high-tech processes involved.
  • They see the drinking, smoking, the cloth-cap image, but it's not like that at professional level.
  • The Football League may have a dour, cloth-cap image but with that also comes charisma and civic pride.

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