Part of speech: noun

A head covering for sleeping in.

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Usage examples "nightcap":

  1. By a hasty transformation, due to a nightcap on the bandages about the head, and an old petticoat over my feet, Captain William's insensible friend was introduced to him as the sore sick great- grandmother of the tribe, mother of Kiomi's mother, aged ninety- one. - "The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  2. A fresh peal of laughter answered him " I make the proposition to confer the nightcap on him as a punishment for his crime, and to form a jury for this purpose." - "Dame Care", Hermann Sudermann.
  3. The driver, dismounting, knocked loud and long, until the door was opened by an exceedingly stout man of about sixty years of age; he held a dim light in his hand, and was dressed in a red nightcap and dirty striped shirt. - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.