catnap

[kat-nap]
noun
1.
a short, light nap or doze.
verb (used without object), catnapped, catnapping.
2.
to doze or sleep lightly.

Origin:
1815–25, Americanism; cat + nap

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catnap (ˈkætˌnæp)
 
n
1.  a short sleep or doze
 
vb , -naps, -napping, -napped
2.  (intr) to sleep or doze for a short time or intermittently

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Example sentences
We landed and barely had time for a catnap before three winged boxes emerged from a hangar and whirred toward us.
While trying to catch a catnap after lunch a yellow racer gives me quite a start by brushing unexpectedly against my leg.
Pull over and catnap if necessary, eat a snack, or have a partner drive.
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