[ UK /nˈa‍ɪtkæp/ ]
  1. a cloth cap worn in bed
  2. the final game of a double header
  3. an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime; often alcoholic
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How To Use nightcap In A Sentence

  • He would work until seven at his desk, dressed in nightcap and robe, changing back into these garments at once when he had returned from his morning lectures.
  • Very often you may be eating three meals together each day or sharing a cocktail before dinner or a nightcap when the day is done.
  • Page 446 used to call my showy butler, died an object of disgust and horror, whilst old Jacob, with whose red nightcap you comically threatened the gay dandy -- lived till the other day, and dying, left 800 pounds behind him! The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 3
  • [5189] They will crack, counterfeit, and collogue as well as the best, with handkerchiefs, and wrought nightcaps, purses, posies, and such toys: as he justly complained, Anatomy of Melancholy
  • She reached Moy, quite out of breath, before Lord Loudon and his troops; and the Prince had just time to escape, in his robe-de-chambre, nightcap, and slippers, to the neighbouring mountains, where he passed the night in concealment. The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes Historical, Literary, and Humorous—A New Selection
  • Scrooge sits before the fire in his dressing gown and nightcap thinking of the way that the doorknocker changed form.
  • Although the rough weather and thickening fog beyond the harbour prevented us passing between the high cliffs, we made up for it with a nightcap in the yacht club.
  • In the nightcap, it went down to the ninth inning, two out and we're one run down.
  • The jovial evening was finished back at V's where we enjoyed a final vodka nightcap.
  • She had her nightcap on, and her feet in a footmuff, but that was all the sign of sickness I could see. Geoffrey Strong
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