- liquor, especially ale.
Origin of nappy1
- a small shallow dish, usually round and often of glass, with a flat bottom and sloping sides, for serving food.
Origin of nappy2
1870–75, Americanism; nap (Middle English; Old English hnæp bowl) + -y2
- covered with nap; downy.
- (of hair) kinky.
Origin of nappy3
- a diaper.
Origin of nappy4
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Examples from the Web for nappy
Three and half days after his birth/death, I undressed my son, changed his nappy, bathed him, and dressed him in an outfit.Daily Beast Readers React to YouTube Stillborn Baby Memorials
November 12, 2013
Prince Harry showed he is still game for a laugh today when he attempted to change the nappy of a baby (doll) with just one hand.Practice Makes Perfect: Uncle Harry Changes A Baby's Diaper
April 25, 2013
A nappy change prompted high security alert on a recent United Airlines flight from DC to San Francisco.The National-Security Diaper Scramble
April 25, 2013
Nappy raised his cap and bowed pleasantly, both to her and to May.
"I won't talk to you," retorted Nappy Martell, and tried to pass.
"Maybe we can get into the cabin by a back way," suggested Nappy.
"I'm not going to get mixed up in any gun-play," added Nappy.
"They may have seen Slugger and Nappy, or else they may have some news for us," he said.
- British a piece of soft material, esp towelling or a disposable material, wrapped around a baby in order to absorb its urine and excrementAlso called: napkin US and Canadian name: diaper
C20: changed from napkin
- having a nap; downy; fuzzy
- (of alcoholic drink, esp beer)
- having a head; frothy
- strong or heady
- dialect, mainly British slightly intoxicated; tipsy
- (of a horse) jumpy or irritable; nervy
- any strong alcoholic drink, esp heady beer
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Word Origin and History for nappy
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