Origin: dim. of obsolete nap, a drinking cup, bowl from Middle English nap, hnap from Old English hnæp, akin to German napf
- nappiness noun
Origin: from napkin plush -y
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adjective nap·pi·er, nap·pi·est
- Having a nap; fuzzy: a nappy carpet
- Often Offensive Tightly curled or coiled. Used of hair.
noun pl. nap·pies
Origin: Probably from dialectal nap, bowl, from Middle English, from Old English hnǽp.
noun pl. nap·pies Chiefly British
Origin: Alteration of napkin.