Definition of Dunce's cap
1. Noun. A cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils.
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Literary usage of Dunce's cap
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1. The Life and Times of Dick Whittington: An Historical Romance by Richard Whittington, Cit (1841)
"Her hood, which spoke her a widow, was black, and was fashioned like a dunce s cap till it reached her ears, where it curved off into a tippet, ..."