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noun as in after-dinner drink

noun as in sleeping pill

noun as in stirrup cup

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Example Sentences

Alcohol also increases your likelihood of a noisy night, so try to avoid a nightcap before bed.

In the nightcap, however, the chant was audible in the first half and grew more intense in the second.

In the nightcap, the Nats’ bullpen inherited a 2-1 lead with nine outs needed but imploded for a 6-2 loss.

Hernandez, a 33-year-old rookie who defected from Cuba in 2015, pinch-hit in the nightcap.

Yet the nightcap provided an even more spot-on product as one of the season’s best bounce-back stories continued.

That night, about a week before Thanksgiving, Salahi invited her to his hotel room for a nightcap.

Elaine was always happy to see me, although she didn't bother to hide her irritation when I'd come for a nightcap.

Mrs. Biggs opened her window cautiously, and thrust out her head, minus her false hair, and enveloped in a cotton nightcap.

Only first exchange that nightcap for some more appropriate covering, or we shall be taken for madmen.

When the guests are well emptied of theology, everyone takes his nightcap—the signal for breaking up.

The nightcap is generally the little whisky left in the decanter; to do it honour, it is taken neat.

He wore a nightcap with a tassel, and for days never left his room, occasionally appearing in a faded peacock-blue dressing-gown.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nightcap, such as: dessert wine, and digestif.

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