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dunce capalso dunce's cap (dŭn′sĭz)
A cone-shaped paper cap, formerly placed on the head of a slow or lazy pupil. Also called fool's cap.
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(Education) a conical paper hat, formerly placed on the head of a dull child at school
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(or dunce′'s) cap`,
a tall cone-shaped hat formerly worn by slow or lazy students as a punishment.Also called fool's cap.
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