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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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nightcapnight‧cap /ˈnaɪtkæp/ noun [countable]  1 DFDDRINKan alcoholic drink that you have at the end of the evening, just before you go to bed2 DCCa soft hat that people used to wear in bed
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nightcapWell, Trippy said he slept better after a nightcap.As the party was breaking up, Joe quietly invited young Franklin and Harry Hopkins home for a nightcap.Afterward, Mr Dent walks him home, shares a nightcap and makes a pathetic attempt at seduction.Then he slipped under the bedcovers dressed in her gown and nightcap.In the last cliffhanger, downstairs lover Tony Head was caught sharing his Gold Blend nightcap with a mystery lady.I had suggested that some of our guests might enjoy a post-wedding, post-reception, post-dinner nightcap in our hotel room.It was time for my nightcap.One had a kind of bunched white nightcap, in white dimity edged with lace.
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