dunce's cap
noun see dunce cap

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dunce's cap — ► NOUN ▪ a paper cone formerly put on the head of a dunce at school as a mark of disgrace …   English terms dictionary

  • dunce's cap — n a tall pointed hat that a stupid student had to wear in school in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dunce's cap — noun a cone shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils • Syn: ↑dunce cap, ↑fool s cap • Hypernyms: ↑hat, ↑chapeau, ↑lid * * * noun see dunce cap * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • dunce's cap — (N. Amer. also dunce cap) noun a paper cone formerly put on the head of a dunce at school as a mark of disgrace …   English new terms dictionary

  • dunce's cap — /ˈdʌnsəz kæp/ (say dunsuhz kap) noun a tall paper cone, formerly put on the head of a slow or lazy student. Also, dunce cap …   Australian English dictionary

  • dunce's cap — n. tall conical hat once worn by poor or lazy students as punishment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dunce's cap — noun (C) a tall pointed hat that a stupid student had to wear in school in the past …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fool's cap — noun a cone shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils • Syn: ↑dunce cap, ↑dunce s cap • Hypernyms: ↑hat, ↑chapeau, ↑lid * * * noun see foolscap * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • fool's cap — fool s′ cap n. 1) clo a traditional jester s cap or hood, often multicolored and usu. having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung 2) dunce cap • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • fool's cap — 1. a traditional jester s cap or hood, often multicolored and usually having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung. 2. See dunce cap. [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

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