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napper1

[nap-er] /ˈnæp ər/
noun
1.
a textile worker who naps cloth.
2.
a machine for putting a nap on cloth.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; nap2 + -er1

napper2

[nap-er] /ˈnæp ər/
noun
1.
a person who naps or dozes.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English; see nap1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for napper

napper1

/ˈnæpə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that raises the nap on cloth

napper2

/ˈnæpə/
noun
1.
(Brit) a slang or dialect word for head (sense 1)
Word Origin
C18: from nap1
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