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1A man's flat woollen cap with a peak.
- ‘This is a fine cloth cap, very carefully tailored from a good quality fabric.’
- ‘He lived in Mexico for 64 years, but he dressed in a Russian peasant blouse, had a long ponytail and always wore a worker's cloth cap.’
- ‘The worker's cloth cap Hardie wore when he first entered parliament shocked the top-hatted Tory and Liberal MPs.’
- ‘He swapped his cloth cap and overalls for a hired suit to collect his award for services to heritage and broadcasting.’
- ‘I remembered them, sitting opposite me, his cloth cap, her bright yellow coat.’
- ‘The wooden statuette depicts a gardener in a cloth cap and plus-fours, digging with a spade.’
- ‘He habitually wore shabby tweeds and a cloth cap of the kind favoured by Cockney barrow boys, also by country squires.’
- ‘The cloth cap is worn by people the world over, and by young and old alike; its image is part of my cultural identity.’
- ‘These people wore their cloth cap and shawls with the pride of hard-working people.’
- ‘The man took off his cloth cap, and said, ‘I'm fine, but the bike's a write off.’’
- ‘He wears an outsize cloth cap, chocolate-coloured, at all times.’
- ‘He was a handsome man who always walked straight and tall and dressed smartly, his cloth cap set at a jaunty angle.’
- 1.1[as modifier] Relating to or associated with the working class:‘Labour's traditional cloth-cap image’
working-class, plebeian, cloth-cap, common, ordinaryView synonyms
- ‘The brilliant Minister got all those cloth-cap friends of his into his office and sat them around a table.’
- ‘There is always the cloth cap brigade - they are always good for a few votes.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The Football League may have a dour, cloth-cap image but with that also comes charisma and civic pride.’
- ‘Announcing the plans, the councillor said: ‘This has been seen as a cloth cap and clogs sort of area.’’
- ‘People from across the North-west are being encouraged to ditch the cloth cap image they may have of Bolton - and come here for a break.’
- ‘Allotments are shedding their cloth cap image.’
- ‘They see the drinking, smoking, the cloth-cap image, but it's not like that at professional level.’
- ‘More particularly, they will not be bound by the cloth-cap ideology that infects so many members on the other side of the House.’
- ‘We're trying to get away from that cloth-cap working-class image.’
- ‘Why do these slick, London media studies graduates keep on perpetuating the cloth cap, cobble-stones and curries image?’
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