catnap

noun cat·nap \ -ˌnap \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of catnap

: a very short light nap

catnap

intransitive verb

Examples of catnap in a Sentence

  1. a catnap left me refreshed enough to face the rest of the day

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First Known Use of catnap

1823

catnap Synonyms

Synonyms
1nap, doze, drowse, forty winks, kip [chiefly British], siesta, snooze, wink
Related Words
repose, rest; slumber; bed

CATNAP Defined for English Language Learners

catnap

noun

Definition of catnap for English Language Learners

  • : a short period of sleep : a brief nap


CATNAP Defined for Kids

catnap

noun cat·nap \ ˈkat-ˌnap \

Definition of catnap for Students

: a very short light nap


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