- a ring or band of metal, wood, plastic, etc., through which a folded napkin is inserted, often as part of a place setting.
Origin of napkin ring
First recorded in 1680–90
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Examples from the Web for napkin ring
"I'll give her my napkin-ring that you gave me last Christmas, Mary," said Jeremy.Jeremy
We are still in that social stratum where the article called "a napkin-ring" is recognized as admissible at the dinner-table.
The napkin-ring is the boundary mark between certain classes.
Presently Florence dropped her napkin-ring, making a little clatter as she did so.The Time of Roses
L. T. Meade
But Gramper only flourished the napkin-ring, and humorously taunted him with not having packed everything, after all.Bunker Bean
Harry Leon Wilson