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1. A gaily decorated cap, usually with a number of loose peaks tipped with bells, formerly worn by court jesters and clowns.
2. See dunce cap.
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a hood or cap with bells or tassels, worn by court jesters
2. a dunce's cap
1. a type of inexpensive writing paper, esp. legal-size, lined, yellow sheets, bound in tablet form.
[1690–1700; so called from the watermark of a fool's cap formerly used on such paper]
1. a traditional jester's cap or hood, often multicolored and usu. having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung.
2. dunce cap.