Definition of "nappy" []

  • Having a nap; fuzzy: a nappy carpet (adjective)
  • Often Offensive Tightly curled or coiled. Used of hair. (adjective)
  • A round, shallow cooking or serving dish with a flat bottom and sloping sides. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A diaper. (noun)
  • A piece of soft material, esp towelling or a disposable material, wrapped around a baby in order to absorb its urine and excrement (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "nappy" in a sentence
  • "The term nappy has been used repeatedly as an insult as though our natural selves are less than."
  • "Once the nappy is on her pjs go on and then I let her bounce on the bed a little bit."
  • "Our opposing counsel were dead asleep in nappy nap land by the time Jeff whispered, essentially, “Did you infringe our patent?” and the deponent responded in another whisper, “Yeah, I guess so.”"