Nightcap

Idiom

Nightcap

Definition

A nightcap is an alcoholic drink one has before bed, often to help them fall asleep.

Examples

I always have a nightcap before bed to help me sleep.

My aunt always has a small glass of wine as a nightcap.

I enjoy having a nightcap before I go to sleep.

We had a nightcap of whiskey after dinner.

Origin

The phrase “nightcap” comes from the traditional practice of wearing a nightcap in bed to keep the head and ears warm.

Faqs

What is the origin of the phrase ‘nightcap’? – The phrase “nightcap” comes from the traditional practice of wearing a nightcap in bed to keep the head and ears warm.

Can a nightcap help me sleep? – Yes, a nightcap can help you sleep, as it often contains alcohol which helps you relax.