redcap









redcap


noun

  1. a baggage porter at a railroad station.
  2. British Informal. a member of the military police.

noun

  1. British informal a military police officer
  2. US and Canadian a porter at an airport or station
n.

“porter at a railroad station,” 1914, American English, from red (adj.1) + cap (n.). Earlier it was the name of the goldfinch, a type of hen, and a long-toothed spectre in Scottish castles.

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