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watch cap

watch cap
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch kap]
    • /wɒtʃ kæp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch kap]
    • /wɒtʃ kæp/

Definitions of watch cap words

  • noun watch cap U.S. Navy. a dark-blue, knitted woolen cap with a turned-up cuff worn by enlisted personnel on duty in cold weather. 1
  • noun watch cap any wool or woollike cap resembling this and sold commercially in various colors. 1
  • noun watch cap a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather 0
  • noun watch cap a closefitting, knitted wool cap of a kind worn by sailors during cold weather 0

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Origin of watch cap

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Watch cap

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

watch cap popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

watch cap usage trend in Literature

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