Examples from the Web for napkin
Maple wrote down on a napkin strategies that he promised would cut homicides in half within two years.
One of my favorite early memories at Facebook was planning the back-to-school campaign with Mike on the back of a napkin.Randi Zuckerberg: How I Learned to Balance Business and Creativity|Randi Zuckerberg|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The charge was to compose a story on it—a story that would justifiably appear on a napkin.
The prince merely said, 'Oh, don't worry - I do that all the time,' and casually covered the mess with his napkin.A Great (if Random) Rod Stewart / Prince Charles Story|Tom Sykes|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When I returned to my table later in the meal, I announced that I had lost my napkin.
The brother of the king stood at times by the chair of his majesty, holding his napkin for him.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series|John S. C. Abbott
She folded her napkin, saying: "You make the best biscuits I ever tasted, Hepsey."Lavender and Old Lace|Myrtle Reed
Sprinkle with salt, and serve them on a napkin, or as a garnish.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
It was Gudruda, and he saw that she bore a napkin in her hand.Eric Brighteyes|H. Rider Haggard
Each of us was furnished with a napkin, which we spread out upon our knees.
British Dictionary definitions for napkin
Word Origin for napkin
Word Origin and History for napkin
early 15c., from Old French nape "tablecloth, cloth cover, towel" (from Latin mappa; see map (n.)) + Middle English -kin "little." No longer felt as a diminutive. The Old French diminutive was naperon (see apron).