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[nap-ee] /ˈnæp i/
adjective, nappier, nappiest.
1.
covered with nap; downy.
2.
(of hair) kinky.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; nap2 + -y1
Related forms
nappiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nappiness

nappy1

/ˈnæpɪ/
noun (pl) -pies
1.
(Brit) a piece of soft material, esp towelling or a disposable material, wrapped around a baby in order to absorb its urine and excrement Also called napkin US and Canadian name diaper
Word Origin
C20: changed from napkin

nappy2

/ˈnæpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
having a nap; downy; fuzzy
2.
(of alcoholic drink, esp beer)
  1. having a head; frothy
  2. strong or heady
3.
(dialect, mainly Brit) slightly intoxicated; tipsy
4.
(of a horse) jumpy or irritable; nervy
noun
5.
any strong alcoholic drink, esp heady beer
Derived Forms
nappiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for nappiness
nappy
"downy," 1499, from nap (n.). Meaning "fuzzy, kinky," used in colloquial or derogatory ref. to the hair of black people, is from 1950.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for nappiness

nappy

adjective

Dirty; messy: Kelly's panties are nappy. No doubt, she's been wearing them for a week (1980s+ Students)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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