Nightcap
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British pronunciation/nˈa‍ɪtkæp/
American pronunciation/nˈaɪtkæp/
Nightcap
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a soft hat that people used to wear in bed

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What is a "nightcap"?

A nightcap is a soft, warm hat worn while sleeping to keep the head and ears warm. Typically made of cotton or flannel, nightcaps can be cone-shaped or cylindrical and often have a tassel or pom-pom at the end. They were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries and were worn by both men and women. In addition to keeping the head warm, they were also thought to have health benefits, such as preventing illness and aiding in sleep. Nightcaps have since fallen out of fashion and are now primarily used as a novelty item or in costume design.

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the final game of a double header

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an alcoholic drink consumed before going to bed to help one relax and sleep better

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What is "nightcap"?

A nightcap is a term used to describe an alcoholic drink that is consumed before going to bed. The purpose of a nightcap is to help one relax and sleep better. It is believed that a small amount of alcohol can have a calming effect on the body and help to reduce anxiety and stress. Common types of nightcaps include a glass of wine, a shot of whiskey, or a brandy. However, it's important to note that while a nightcap may help you fall asleep faster, it can also disrupt the quality of your sleep and lead to dehydration.

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In the dimly lit room, she purred seductively as she asked him to join her for a nightcap.
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