- Her hair was a dark brown and pulled up under her mob cap.
- Her brown hair peeked in wisps from under her mob cap, and when she saw me, she smiled.
- Sara looked up as Amy entered the room dressed in her simple black dress with the white apron and mob cap.
Mid 18th century: mob, variant of obsolete mab 'slut'. The word mob was first used in the sense 'prostitute' (mid to late 17th century), later denoting a negligee (mid 17th century to mid 18th century).
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