2 [nap-ee]
noun, plural nappies.
a small shallow dish, usually round and often of glass, with a flat bottom and sloping sides, for serving food.
Also, nappie.

1870–75, Americanism; nap (Middle English; Old English hnæp bowl) + -y2 Unabridged
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nappy1 (ˈnæpɪ)
n , pl -pies
(Brit) Also called: napkin, US and Canadian name: diaper a piece of soft material, esp towelling or a disposable material, wrapped around a baby in order to absorb its urine and excrement
[C20: changed from napkin]

nappy2 (ˈnæpɪ)
adj , -pier, -piest
1.  having a nap; downy; fuzzy
2.  of alcoholic drink, esp beer
 a.  having a head; frothy
 b.  strong or heady
3.  dialect chiefly (Brit) slightly intoxicated; tipsy
4.  (of a horse) jumpy or irritable; nervy
5.  any strong alcoholic drink, esp heady beer

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Word Origin & History

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