Recent Examples of napkin from the Web
The group lays out some rules for eating hot dogs: use paper and not cloth napkins, and paper plates, never china.
There are extra large pockets on the sides to hold napkins or skewers for your s'mores after a long day of hiking.
There has been no surer way to beef up an offer from another suitor in recent off-seasons than to take some ridiculous figure that Vivek Ranadivé scribbled on a napkin.
On her table sits a variety of items that might come in handy: a lint roller and hand mirror for last-minute tidying up, mints and cough drops, napkins and small bottles of water.
Many of them also express their ~sheer (sarcastic) excitement~ about the thought of floating around on a massive sanitary napkin this summer.
Mike found a table, grabbed a pen from the counter and a handful of brown napkins and began to write.
My favorite moment was when a Twitter user asked Mr. Sadoun to draw a rough sketch on a napkin of what Marcel will actually do.
While Amanda cut up melon, tended to the salmon and began caramelizing onions, her husband, Hussein, 30, filled hinged glass bottles with water, ironed napkins and set the table.
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Origin and Etymology of napkin
Middle English nappekin, from nape tablecloth, from Anglo-French, from Latin mappa napkin
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
NAPKIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of napkin for English Language Learners
: a small piece of cloth or paper used during a meal to clean your lips and fingers and to protect your clothes
NAPKIN Defined for Kids
Definition of napkin for Students
: a small piece of cloth or paper used when eating to wipe the lips or fingers and protect the clothes
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