nightcap

[ nahyt-kap ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌkæp /

noun

Informal. an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime or at the end of a festive evening.
a cap for the head, intended primarily to be worn in bed.
Sports Informal. the last event of the program for the day, especially the second game of a doubleheader in baseball or the last race of the day in horse racing.

Origin of nightcap

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at night, cap1

OTHER WORDS FROM nightcap

night·capped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nightcap

nightcap
/ (ˈnaɪtˌkæp) /

noun

a bedtime drink, esp an alcoholic or hot one
a soft cap formerly worn in bed
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