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fool's cap

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noun
  1. a traditional jester's cap or hood, often multicolored and usually having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung.
  2. dunce cap.
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Origin of fool's cap

First recorded in 1625–35
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British Dictionary definitions for fool's cap

fool's cap

noun
  1. a hood or cap with bells or tassels, worn by court jesters
  2. a dunce's cap
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