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night·cap

 (nīt′kăp′)
n.
1. A usually alcoholic drink taken just before bedtime.
2. Sports & Games The last event in a day's competition, especially the final game in a baseball double-header.
3. A cloth cap worn especially in bed.
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nightcap

(ˈnaɪtˌkæp)
n
1. a bedtime drink, esp an alcoholic or hot one
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a soft cap formerly worn in bed
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night•cap

(ˈnaɪtˌkæp)

n.
1. an alcoholic drink taken at the end of the day.
2. a cap for the head, intended primarily to be worn in bed.
3. Informal. the last of a day's sports events, esp. the second game of a doubleheader in baseball.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nightcap - an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime; often alcoholic
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
2.nightcap - a cloth cap worn in bed
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
nightdress, nightgown, nightie, night-robe, gown - lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women
3.nightcap - the final game of a double header
game - a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted two hours"
double feature, doubleheader, twin bill - two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day)
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Translations
yömyssy
nattmössasängfösare

nightcap

[ˈnaɪtkæp] N
1. (= hat) → gorro m de dormir
2. (= drink) bebida que se toma antes de acostarse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

nightcap

[ˈnaɪtkæp] n
Would you like a nightcap? → Prendrez-vous quelque chose avant de vous coucher ?
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

nightcap

[ˈnaɪtˌkæp] npapalina, berretto da notte; (drink) bicchierino prima di andare a letto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
'We were just getting on our nightcaps to sit up,--me and mistress.
A narrow winding street, full of offence and stench, with other narrow winding streets diverging, all peopled by rags and nightcaps, and all smelling of rags and nightcaps, and all visible things with a brooding look upon them that looked ill.
He then took off and folded up his coat, waistcoat, and neckcloth, and slowly drawing on his tasselled nightcap, secured it firmly on his head, by tying beneath his chin the strings which he always had attached to that article of dress.
In another second or two, the nightcap was thrust out of the chaise-window, and a stentorian voice bellowed to the driver to stop: which he did, as soon as he could pull up his horses.
One day his wife was ironing and she ironed a great big nightcap with a frill round it.
An old man in a nightcap opened the window and looked out.
"It's my belief, Peggy, my dear," said he, as he placidly pulled his nightcap over his ears, "that there will be such a ball danced in a day or two as some of 'em has never heard the chune of"; and he was much more happy to retire to rest after partaking of a quiet tumbler, than to figure at any other sort of amusement.
Having adopted in its place a dirty cotton nightcap, and groped about in the dark till he found a remnant of candle, he knocked at the partition which divided the two garrets, and inquired, in a loud voice, whether Mr Noggs had a light.
It stood there, bare and great and smokeless, like a place not lived in; only in one of the top windows, there was the peak of a nightcap bobbing up and down and back and forward, like the head of a rabbit from a burrow.
It's very stupid, but it'll pass off," said Anna quickly, and she bent her flushed face over a tiny bag in which she was packing a nightcap and some cambric handkerchiefs.
Besides, you know, you'll be in costume, and that makes all the difference in the world; Juliet's in a balcony, enjoying the moonlight before she goes to bed, and she's got on her night- gown and her ruffled nightcap. Here are the costumes for the parts."
The first person Rostov met in the officers' ward was a thin little man with one arm, who was walking about the first room in a nightcap and hospital dressing gown, with a pipe between his teeth.