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[ juh-nap, zhuh- ]
/ dʒəˈnæp, ʒə- /

verb (used with object), ge·napped, ge·nap·ping.

to singe (worsted yarn) in order to remove loose or protruding fibers.

Nearby words

gen., gen. mtg., gena, genae, genal gland, genappe, genappe yarn, genck, gendarme, gendarmerie, gender

Origin of genappe

First recorded in 1855–60; after Genappe, Belgium, where the yarn was originally manufactured Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for genappe


/ (dʒəˈnæp) /


a smooth worsted yarn used for braid, etc

Word Origin for genappe

C19: from Genappe, Belgium, where originally manufactured
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