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nap·py 1

 (năp′ē)
adj. nap·pi·er, nap·pi·est
1. Having a nap; fuzzy: a nappy carpet.
2. Often Offensive Tightly curled or coiled. Used of hair.

nap·py 2

 (năp′ē)
n. pl. nap·pies
A round, shallow cooking or serving dish with a flat bottom and sloping sides.

[Probably from dialectal nap, bowl, from Middle English, from Old English hnæp.]

nap·py 3

 (năp′ē)
n. pl. nap·pies Chiefly British
A diaper.

[Alteration of napkin.]
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nappy

(ˈnæpɪ)
n, pl -pies
Brit a piece of soft material, esp towelling or a disposable material, wrapped around a baby in order to absorb its urine and excrement. Also called: napkin US and Canadian name: diaper
[C20: changed from napkin]

nappy

(ˈnæpɪ)
adj, -pier or -piest
1. having a nap; downy; fuzzy
2. (Brewing) (of alcoholic drink, esp beer)
a. having a head; frothy
b. strong or heady
3. dialect chiefly Brit slightly intoxicated; tipsy
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (of a horse) jumpy or irritable; nervy
n
(Brewing) any strong alcoholic drink, esp heady beer
ˈnappiness n
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nap•py3

(ˈnæp i)

adj. -pi•er, -pi•est.
1. covered with nap; downy.
2. (of hair) kinky.
[1490–1500; see nap2, -y1]
nap′pi•ness, n.

nap•py4

(ˈnæp i)

n., pl. -pies. Chiefly Brit.
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nappy

- Describing a beer that has a head and is foaming—or a person who is slightly intoxicated.
See also related terms for intoxicated.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

nappy

diaper
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited

Nappy

A shallow dish with sloping sides and a flat bottom used for cooking or serving food.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nappy - garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waistnappy - garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
Adj.1.nappy - (of hair) in small tight curls
curly - (of hair) having curls or waves; "they envied her naturally curly hair"
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nappy

noun diaper, napkin I changed the baby's nappy.
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Translations
حِفَاظُ الطِّفْلفوطَة الطِّفْل، قِماط
plenkaplena
ble
vindotuko
vaippa
pelena
bleyja
おむつ
기저귀
incunabula
autiņi
plenica
blöja
ผ้าอ้อมเด็ก

nappy

[ˈnæpɪ]
A. N (Brit) → pañal m
the baby's got a dirty nappyel niño tiene caca
leave the dirty nappies to soakpon los pañales sucios a remojo
B. CPD nappy liner Ngasa f
nappy rash Nirritación f
to have nappy rashestar escaldado
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nappy

[ˈnæpi] n (British)couche fnappy liner n (British)protège-couche mnappy rash nérythème m fessier
to have nappy rash → faire de l'érythème fessier
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

nappy

n (Brit) → Windel f
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nappy

[ˈnæpɪ] n (Brit) → pannolino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

nappy

(ˈnӕpi) plural ˈnappies noun
(American ˈdiaper) a piece of cloth or paper put between a baby's legs to soak up urine etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

Nappy

حِفَاظُ الطِّفْل plenka ble Windel πάνα pañal vaippa couche pelena pannolino おむつ 기저귀 luier bleie pielucha fralda подгузник blöja ผ้าอ้อมเด็ก bebek bezi 尿片
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This man, dressed in colorful robes, with deep maple skin and pitch-black peering eyes above high, sharp cheek bones and a nose as wide as my behind had a halo of the nappiest hair I had ever seen.
By then, Katherine had a washing machine and no longer had to scrub nappies; 90s Ralph was home-born with different advice; 00s Imogen was followed by Hamish - and their mum was shocked at the changes in maternity wards; MY NAPPIEST DAYS: Proud Katherine now with her youngest - (from left) Imogen, Hamish and Ralph Pictures: NORTH NEWS
Brenda has the nappiest hair in her entire family; and at a family picnic, the story is told, in call-and-response fashion, of how her naps came to be.