Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
  2. (adj, all) (of hair) in small tight curls

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Synonyms of Nappy

crisp, diaper, frizzly, frizzy, kinky, napkin

Alternate forms of Nappy

Derivations: nap

Hypernyms: garment

Origin of the word Nappy

  1. "downy," 1499, from nap (n.). Meaning "fuzzy, kinky," used in colloquial or derogatory ref. to the hair of black people, is from 1950. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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