dunce cap

a tall, cone-shaped hat formerly worn by slow or lazy students as a punishment in school.
Also, dunce's cap.
Also called fool's cap.


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dunce cap or dunce's cap
a conical paper hat, formerly placed on the head of a dull child at school
dunce's cap or dunce's cap

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Example sentences
SA should be given a dunce cap and made to sit in the corner.
Go ask your parents if they ever stepped in to help a teacher wearing a dunce cap or said that these monks were ok guys.
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