Nightcap meaning

nītkăp
A usually alcoholic drink taken just before bedtime.
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A cloth cap worn especially in bed.
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The definition of a nightcap is a cap worn to bed at night to keep the head warm.

An example of a nightcap is a beanie placed on a newborn baby's head while sleeping.

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Nightcap is defined as an alcoholic drink at the end of the night.

An example of a nightcap is two friends having a glass of grappa after a night out.

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A cap worn to bed, esp. formerly, to protect the head from cold.
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(informal) An alcoholic drink taken just before going to bed or at the end of an evening of partying, a night on the town, etc.
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(informal, baseball) The second game of a double-header.
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A warm cloth cap worn while sleeping, often with pajamas, being common attire in northern Europe before effective home heating became widespread. [From 14th c.]

Winston wore a nightcap to stave off the cold.

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A beverage drunk before bed that is usually alcoholic. [From 1818.]

I'll make myself a nightcap of whisky and lemon before heading to bed.

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(US, sports, baseball) The final match of a sporting contest, especially the second game of a baseball doubleheader. [From 1939.]
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(sports & games) The last event in a day's competition, especially the final game in a baseball double-header.
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Origin of nightcap