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noun night·cap \ˈnīt-ˌkap\

Simple Definition of nightcap

  • : a drink that you have just before you go to bed at night and that usually has alcohol in it

  • : a cloth cap that people used to wear in bed in the past

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nightcap

  1. 1 :  a cloth cap worn with nightclothes

  2. 2 :  a usually alcoholic drink taken at the end of the day

  3. 3 :  the final race or contest of a day's sports; especially :  the second game of a baseball doubleheader

14th Century

First Known Use of nightcap

14th century

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having a blissful appearance

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