dunce/dunce's cap

Definition of dunce/dunce's cap

old-fashioned

  1. :  a tall pointy hat worn in the past by students as a punishment for failing to learn their lessons

Word by Word Definitions

dunceplay
  1. :  a slow-witted or stupid person

  1. :  a head covering especially with a visor and no brim

    :  a distinctive head covering emblematic of a position or office: such as

    :  a cardinal's biretta

  1. :  to provide or protect with a cap

    :  to give a cap to as a symbol of honor, rank, or achievement

    :  to form a cap over :  crown

  1. :  a small amount of an illegal or legally regulated drug

    :  a small amount of a drug enclosed in a capsule

  1. :  capitalization

  1. : capacity

    : capital

    : capitalize; capitalized


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