Meaning of “dunce's cap” in the English Dictionary

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"dunce's cap" in British English

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dunce's capnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈdʌn.sɪz ˌkæp/ us /ˈdʌn.sɪz ˌkæp/ mainly UK US usually dunce cap

a tall paper hat with a pointed end that in the past children had to wear in school if they had made many mistakes in their work

(Definition of “dunce's cap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)