Definitions for nappyˈnæp i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nap•pyˈnæp i(adj.)-pi•er, -pi•est.

  1. covered with nap; downy.

    Category: Botany

  2. (of hair) kinky.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of nappy:

1490–1500; see nap2, -y1


nap•py*ˈnæp i(n.)(pl.)-pies.

  1. Category: British

    Ref: diaper (def. 1). 1

* Chiefly Brit..

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diaper, nappy, napkin(adj)

    garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement

  2. crisp, frizzly, frizzy, kinky, nappy(adj)

    (of hair) in small tight curls

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nappy(noun)ˈnæp i



  1. nappy(Noun)

    A shallow, flat-bottomed earthenware or glass bowl with sloping sides.

  2. nappy(Noun)

    A kind of strong ale; nappy ale.

  3. nappy(Adjective)

    Foamy; having a large head.

  4. nappy(Adjective)

    Nervous, excitable.

  5. Origin: Probably shortened from napkin (but possibly a corruption of nappe, since napkin is already a diminutive).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nappy(adj)

    inclined to sleep; sleepy; as, to feel nappy

  2. Nappy(adj)

    tending to cause sleepiness; serving to make sleepy; strong; heady; as, nappy ale

  3. Nappy(adj)

    having a nap or pile; downy; shaggy

  4. Nappy(noun)

    a round earthen dish, with a flat bottom and sloping sides

Translations for nappy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(Americanˈdiaper ) a piece of cloth or paper put between a baby's legs to soak up urine etc.

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