Informal. an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime or at the end of a festive evening.
a cap for the head, intended primarily to be worn in bed.
Sports Informal. the last event of the program for the day, especially the second game of a doubleheader in baseball or the last race of the day in horse racing.

1350–1400; Middle English; see night, cap1

nightcapped, adjective Unabridged
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nightcap (ˈnaɪtˌkæp)
1.  a bedtime drink, esp an alcoholic or hot one
2.  a soft cap formerly worn in bed

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "covering for the head, worn in bed," from night + cap. In the alcoholic sense, it is attested from 1818. Amer.Eng. sense of "final event in a sporting contest" (especially the second game of a baseball double-header) is from 1939.
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Example sentences
Pride sleeps in a gilded crown, contentment in a cotton nightcap.
End your evening at any of the nearby beaches, where you can bring your own
  nightcap and stay till dawn.
The junior point guard angled for some form of last-second showboating, maybe
  an eye-popping dunk as a nightcap.
Look for them to return to the starting lineup for the nightcap.
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