thinking cap


Definition of thinking cap

: a state or mood in which one thinks usually used in the phrase put one's thinking cap on

Examples of thinking cap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Second, the frenzied driver has to put on their thinking cap to decide what the message has stated. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Pause, put on your creative thinking cap, and consider your alternative responses to this situation. John Rex, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Keep your thinking cap on tight and stay in the background, carefully reviewing the details of whatever is being proposed to you. Tarot Astrologers,, 17 Apr. 2021 There are no fans at the track for the first time, but one hard-core fan put his thinking cap on and devised a way to watch the action in person. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of thinking cap

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thinking cap was in 1827

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“Thinking cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of thinking cap

used to refer to the act of trying to solve a problem by thinking carefully about it


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