• (rare) Inclined to sleep; sleepy.
  • (of a horse) Nervous, excitable.
  • (US, slang) Of hair: tightly curled or twisted; frizzy (occasionally specifically in reference to Blacks' textured hair).
  • (of a drink) Foamy; having a large head.
  • Having a nap (of cloth etc.); downy; shaggy.


  • (Britain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa) An absorbent garment worn by a baby who does not yet have voluntary control of his or her bladder and bowels or by someone who is incontinent; a diaper.
  • A shallow, flat-bottomed earthenware or glass bowl with sloping sides.
  • (obsolete) A kind of strong ale; nappy ale.


  • (transitive) To put a nappy on.

    "The mother nappied the baby."

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