The dirty, covertly contagious nickname behind a popular military style of hat, the garrison cap. The hat itself
is simple in construction and is typically made of felt wool, cotton, or moleskin. More recent variants include synthetic materials like
polyester. It is typically associated with
apparel worn on base and is not very
practical for use in the field.
The name comes from the top of the cap, which, when triple-creased, resembles a vagina. To preserve the dignity of the wearer, the hat, and the branch of service
while maintaining the humor of the name, many troops
abbreviate the name to "C-Cap".
Newer variants of the cap lack the triple crease on top, effectively eliminating the resemblance to genitalia, though it's doubtful that the hat's undignified nickname caused this change.
"Only a sailor could describe a hat as a cunt cap!"
"Like hell! The Army came up with
nickname years before any of you slimy ship rats!"
"You're both wrong! It was a Marine!"
*this argument continues endlessly
and pointlessly until armageddon*