Antonyms for nightcap

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nahyt-kap
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnaɪtˌkæp

Definition of nightcap

Origin :
  • also night-cap, late 14c., "covering for the head, worn in bed," from night + cap (n.). In the alcoholic sense, it is attested from 1818. American English sense of "final event in a sporting contest" (especially the second game of a baseball double-header) is from 1939.
  • As in stirrup cup : noun farewell drink
  • As in after-dinner drink : noun alcohol for after a meal
  • As in sleeping pill : noun pill to aid sleep
Example sentences :
  • I suppose after what you've said it's no use asking you to have a nightcap, Vane?
  • Extract from : « The Missionary » by George Griffith
  • A mug of mulled claret for a nightcap, and a good sleep, will set you all right.
  • Extract from : « Barrington » by Charles James Lever
  • Do you remember the story of the 'Doctor' in the first Nightcap book?
  • Extract from : « The Big Nightcap Letters » by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  • This is the night-shirt, and formerly a "nightcap" was used by some.
  • Extract from : « As A Chinaman Saw Us » by Anonymous
  • The word 'nightcap' is spelled with and without a hyphen in the text.
  • Extract from : « Careless Jane and Other Tales » by Katharine Pyle
  • We know that in his case Love's clairvoyant instinct had got its nightcap on.
  • Extract from : « The Dop Doctor » by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • When he at last sought his couch, he used from habit to keep his nightcap on.
  • Extract from : « What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales » by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Then he took off his nightcap, combed his hair over his temples, and donned his cap.
  • Extract from : « War and Peace » by Leo Tolstoy
  • And so the nightcap is put on, and the bolt is drawn for poor T.
  • Extract from : « Roundabout Papers » by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • When at length he retired to rest, it was his custom to keep on his nightcap.
  • Extract from : « The Sand-Hills of Jutland » by Hans Christian Andersen

Synonyms for nightcap

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