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mutch

Line breaks: mutch
Pronunciation: /mʌtʃ
 
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Definition of mutch in English:

noun

chiefly historical
A linen cap, especially one worn by older women or children.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a nightcap): from Middle Dutch mutse, from medieval Latin almucia 'amice'.

Words that rhyme with mutch

clutch, crutch, Dutch, hutch, inasmuch, insomuch, much, scutch, such, thrutch, touch

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