a South African of mixed European and African or Malayan ancestry.
Also, cap it all off. Finish or complete something, as in To cap it all off they served three kinds of dessert. Surpass or outdo something, as in This last story of Henry’s caps them all. Both usages employ cap in the sense of “topping” something. [ First half of 1800s ]
Armor. an iron skullcap worn by medieval archers. Heraldry. a representation of a hood, sometimes used as a mantling.
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noun (formerly, in South Africa) a racial classification under apartheid for people of mixed ethic origin Historical Examples Antony Gray,–Gardener Leslie Moore