napper

1
[nap-er]
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noun

a textile worker who naps cloth.
a machine for putting a nap on cloth.

Origin of napper

1
First recorded in 1760–70; nap2 + -er1

napper

2
[nap-er]

noun

a person who naps or dozes.

Origin of napper

2
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at nap1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for napper

napper

1

noun

a person or thing that raises the nap on cloth

napper

2

noun

British a slang or dialect word for head (def. 1)

Word Origin for napper

C18: from nap 1
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