Associations to the word «Napkin»


NAPKIN, noun. A serviette; a (usually rectangular) piece of cloth or paper used at the table for wiping the mouth and hands for cleanliness while eating.
NAPKIN, noun. (British obsolete) (South African) A nappy (UK), a diaper (American).
NAPKIN, noun. A small scarf worn on the head by Christian women when entering a Roman Catholic church, as a token of modesty.
NAPKIN, noun. A sanitary napkin.
NAPKIN RASH, noun. Nappy rash
NAPKIN RING, noun. A ring for holding napkins along with cutlery.

Dictionary definition

NAPKIN, noun. A small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing.
NAPKIN, noun. Garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement.

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne