Napkin meaning

năp'kĭn
A piece of cloth or absorbent paper used at table to protect the clothes or wipe the lips and fingers.
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A cloth or towel.
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A diaper.
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A small piece of cloth or paper, usually square, used while eating for protecting the clothes and wiping the fingers or lips.
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Any small cloth, towel, etc.
  • A diaper.
  • A handkerchief.
  • A kerchief or neckerchief.
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A serviette; a (usually rectangular) piece of cloth or paper used at the table for wiping the mouth and hands for cleanliness while eating.
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A small scarf worn on the head by Christian woman when entering a Roman Catholic church, as a token of modesty.
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A sanitary napkin.
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A sanitary napkin.
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Origin of napkin

  • Middle English Old French nape, nappe tablecloth nappe -kin -kin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English napkyn, equivalent to nape (“cloth") +"Ž -kin.
    From Wiktionary