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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GIPPY MUTCH, n.comb. A “cap with heater-shaped crown” (Abd. 1923 H. Beaton Back o' Benachie, App. 215).Abd. 1915 H. Beaton Back o' Benachie 13:
In the beginning of the nineteenth century . . . when “red duffle cloaks” and “gippy mutches” were worn, there was little change in the Sunday attire of the ordinary country women.

[? For gipsy mutch: cf. gipsy-bonnet, woman's bonnet with large side-flaps, in Eng. 1855.]

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