- a short, light nap or doze.
- to doze or sleep lightly.
Origin of catnap
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Examples from the Web for catnapping
It wasn't deep, but it had cost him blood and pain and the few minutes of catnapping he might have snatched.Duel on Syrtis
Poul William Anderson
- a short sleep or doze
- (intr) to sleep or doze for a short time or intermittently
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Word Origin and History for catnapping
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