nightcap


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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.

nightcap

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

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]
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)
Translations
yömyssy
nattmössasängfösare

nightcap

[ˈnaɪtkæp] N
1. (= hat) → gorro m de dormir
2. (= drink) bebida que se toma antes de acostarse

nightcap

[ˈnaɪtkæp] n
Would you like a nightcap? → Prendrez-vous quelque chose avant de vous coucher ?

nightcap

[ˈnaɪtˌkæp] npapalina, berretto da notte; (drink) bicchierino prima di andare a letto
References in classic literature ?
Breakfast at that early hour seemed odd, and even Hannah's familiar face looked unnatural as she flew about her kitchen with her nightcap on.
A very ancient woman, in a white short gown and a green petticoat, with a string of gold beads about her neck, and what looked like a nightcap on her head, had brought a quantity of yarn to barter for the commodities of the shop.
White, in his nightcap, put his head out and said, "What do you want?
Midnight being come at length, I read another tale, for a nightcap -- this which here follows, to wit:
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.
Miranda's pale, sharp face, framed in its nightcap, looked haggard on the pillow, and her body was pitifully still under the counterpane.
Reed's lace frills, and crimped her nightcap borders, fed our eager attention with passages of love and adventure taken from old fairy tales and other ballads; or (as at a later period I discovered) from the pages of Pamela, and Henry, Earl of Moreland.
Those who had been greedy with the staves of the cask, had acquired a tigerish smear about the mouth; and one tall joker so besmirched, his head more out of a long squalid bag of a nightcap than in it, scrawled upon a wall with his finger dipped in muddy wine-lees--BLOOD.
He was too rheumatic to be shaken hands with, but he begged me to shake the tassel on the top of his nightcap, which I did most cordially.
Previous to placing it before him, he went into the Aged's room with a clean white cloth, and tied the same under the old gentleman's chin, and propped him up, and put his nightcap on one side, and gave him quite a rakish air.
Around the edge of this cap was a stiff bandeau of leather, cut at the top into open work, resembling a coronet, while a prolonged bag arose from within it, and fell down on one shoulder like an old-fashioned nightcap, or a jelly-bag, or the head-gear of a modern hussar.
He received the travelers with his candlestick in one hand and his cotton nightcap in the other.