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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a cap, usually with bells, formerly worn by a court fool or jester
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A gaily decorated cap, usually with a number of loose peaks tipped with bells, formerly worn by court jesters and clowns.
- See dunce cap.