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nap

play
verb \ˈnap\

Definition of nap

nappednap·ping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sleep briefly especially during the day :  doze

  3. 2 :  to be off guard



Origin of nap

Middle English nappen, from Old English hnappian; akin to Old High German hnaffezen to doze


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with nap


2

nap

noun

Definition of nap

  1. :  a short sleep especially during the day :  snooze



14th Century

First Known Use of nap

14th century


3

nap

noun

Definition of nap

  1. :  a hairy or downy surface (as on a fabric)

nap·less play \-ləs\ adjective
napped play \ˈnapt\ adjective


Origin of nap

Middle English noppe, from Middle Dutch, flock of wool, nap


First Known Use: 15th century


4

nap

verb

Definition of nap

nappednap·ping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to raise a nap on (fabric or leather)



1620

First Known Use of nap

1620


5

nap

noun

Definition of nap

British

  1. :  a pick or recommendation as a good bet to win a contest (as a horse race); also :  one named in a nap



Origin of nap

from to go nap (to make all the points in the card game Napoleon)


First Known Use: 1895


6

nap

verb

Definition of nap

nappednap·ping

British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pick or single out in a nap



1927

First Known Use of nap

1927




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