What does nappy mean?

Definitions for nappy
ˈnæp inap·py

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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

Wiktionary

  1. nappy(Noun)

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

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

  2. nappy(Noun)

    A kind of strong ale; nappy ale.

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

  3. nappy(Adjective)

    Foamy; having a large head.

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

  4. nappy(Adjective)

    Nervous, excitable.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. nap, AS. hnaep cup, bowl. See Hanaper.]

  2. Nappy(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. nap, AS. hnaep cup, bowl. See Hanaper.]

  3. Nappy(adj)

    having a nap or pile; downy; shaggy

    Etymology: [OE. nap, AS. hnaep cup, bowl. See Hanaper.]

  4. Nappy(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. nap, AS. hnaep cup, bowl. See Hanaper.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nappy

    nap′i, adj. heady, strong: tipsy.—n. strong ale. [Prob. from nap, a sleep.]

  2. Nappy

    nap′i, adj. (Scot.) brittle. [Cf. Knap.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. nappy(adjective)

    Term used to describe kinky uncombed hair. Generally associated with African Americans. If you growing nappy rolls you and playa super down -- Playa Fly (Nappy Hair & Gold Teeth)

Editors Contribution

  1. nappy

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, sizes and styles for a baby.

    Nappies are designed to be resused e.g. cloth nappy or disposable so you bin after use.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 20, 2015  

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How to say nappy in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nappy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nappy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Images & Illustrations of nappy

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