Etymology 1Edit

un- +‎ capped


uncapped (not comparable)

  1. Not capped (in various senses).
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: [] G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], →OCLC:
      I struggling faintly, could not help feeling what I could not grasp, a column of the whitest ivory, beautifully streak'd with blue veins, and carrying, fully uncapt, a head of the liveliest vermillion
    • 1876, Alfred Austin, The Human Tragedy (page 255)
      From rolling plain where crumbling Tiber flows, / To fixed Soracte still uncapped with snow.
  2. (sports) Not having made an appearance in an international sports match.
    • 2020 August 7, Jonathan Liew, “Phil Foden stars to offer Manchester City glimpse of multiple futures”, in The Guardian[1]:
      there seems nothing very unusual about an uncapped 20-year-old English midfielder being asked to step up in the Champions League last-16 against Real Madrid.

Etymology 2Edit

uncap +‎ -ed



  1. simple past tense and past participle of uncap