A cap is a form of
headgear. Caps are generally soft, and
often have no brim, or just a peak (like on a
For many centuries women wore a wide variety of head-coverings which
were called caps. In the 18th and 19th centuries for example a cap was a
kind of head covering made of a flimsy fabric such as
muslin; they were worn indoors by married
women, or older unmarried women who were "on the shelf" (e.g.