Antonyms for nightcaps

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

Definition of nightcaps

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 :
  • Some were eating broth; some were crying; and some had nightcaps on.
  • Extract from : « Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI » by Louisa M. Alcott
  • Mutual exchange of compliments, bed, nightcaps, and sleeping-socks.
  • Extract from : « More about Pixie » by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Who do you imagine would provide the waves with nightcaps if I ever stopped?
  • Extract from : « Soap-Bubble Stories » by Fanny Barry
  • A pleasant time was had by all, making rackets and nightcaps for the poor.
  • Extract from : « The 1926 Tatler » by Various
  • By the way, he added, if you want your nightcaps later, ring for Lambart.
  • Extract from : « Under Cover » by Roi Cooper Megrue
  • Mr. and Mrs. Huxter have got their nightcaps on, I dare say.
  • Extract from : « The History of Pendennis » by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • But the Blue Serge Man had always mixed our nightcaps for us.
  • Extract from : « The Sick-a-Bed Lady » by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Hitherto had the night been sacred to repose and nightcaps; and now what was this?
  • Extract from : « New Arabian Nights » by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Windows were thrown up in alarm, and nightcaps stretched out—what on earth was the matter?
  • Extract from : « Mildred Arkell, Volume II (of 3) » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • After I put on their nightcaps, and lift them into bed, they all repeat a prayer.
  • Extract from : « Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians in England, France, and Belgium; Vol. II (of 2) » by George Catlin

Synonyms for nightcaps

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