Definition of Nappy

1. Noun. Garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement.

Exact synonyms: Diaper, Napkin
Generic synonyms: Garment



2. Adjective. (of hair) in small tight curls.
Exact synonyms: Crisp, Frizzly, Frizzy, Kinky
Similar to: Curly
Derivative terms: Frizz, Nap

Definition of Nappy

1. a. Inclined to sleep; sleepy; as, to feel nappy.

2. a. Having a nap or pile; downy; shaggy.

3. n. A round earthen dish, with a flat bottom and sloping sides.

Definition of Nappy

1. Noun. (UK NZ except Canada) An absorbent garment worn by a baby who does not yet have voluntary control of its bladder and bowels or by someone who is incontinent. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a nap (of cloth etc.). ¹

3. Adjective. (US slang) Of hair: tightly curled or twisted; frizzy (occasionally specifically in reference to Blacks' textured hair). ¹

4. Noun. A shallow, flat-bottomed earthenware or glass bowl with sloping sides. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: of a drink) Foamy; having a large head. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: of a horse) Nervous, excitable. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) A kind of strong ale; nappy ale. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nappy

1. kinky [adj -PIER, -PIEST] - See also: kinky

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nappy

nappe
napped
napper
nappers
nappes
nappie
nappier
nappies
nappiest
nappiness
nappinesses
napping
nappings
nappish
nappishness
nappy (current term)
nappy rash
nappy rashes
nappyhead
nappyheads
naprapath
naprapathies
naprapathy
napron
naprons
naproxen
naproxen sodium
naproxens
naps
napsylate

Literary usage of Nappy

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"1Л A cup of nappy ALE and spice of which she ¡s first taster. 1602. ... And from the pond and river clear Mak'st nappy ale and Good March beer. c. 1630. ..."

2. The National Standard Squab Book: A Practical Manual Giving Complete and by Elmer Cook Rice (1902)
"The proper nest is what is known all over the country as a nappy. ... The six-inch nappy measures six inches from a point on the inside bottom circle to a ..."

3. English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson by Henry Spackman Pancoast (1915)
"... at the nappy/ 5 We ... Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himsel amang the nappy. ..."

4. The Western Antiquary by William Henry Kearley Wright (1887)
"The Joys of his Heart were ß^od Hounds and good nappy. ... Each night took his pipe and his pot : O'er a jorum of nappy, Quite pleasant and happy, ..."

5. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1892)
"... "'Ave you any news of nappy? That dwells somewhere beyond your herring-pool ? " Bull, The query seem'd of difficult digestion. ..."

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