Recent Examples of napkin from the Web
To illustrate his point, Laffer whipped out a marker and began sketching a graph on a white cloth napkin.
He could be seen wearing a silly hat made from a napkin one night and hosting a spiritual circle for men on another.
In some airport cocktail lounge, Arthur Laffer is drawing unicorns and mermaids on all the napkins.
So instead of schmoozing, Kaufman spends the cocktail hour in a dim corner of the restaurant, talking to actress Debra Winger about her farm in the Catskills while holding a napkin full of ice cubes to his face.
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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 century
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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