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Meaning of "nappy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NAPPY

Changed from napkin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NAPPY

nappy  [ˈnæpɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NAPPY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nappy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NAPPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

nappy

Diaper

A diaper is a type of underwear that allows one to defecate or urinate in a discreet manner, without the usage of a toilet. When diapers become soiled, they require changing; this process is sometimes performed by a second person such as a parent or caregiver. Failure to change a diaper on a sufficiently regular basis can result in skin problems around the area covered by the diaper. Diapers are made of cloth or synthetic disposable materials. Cloth diapers are composed of layers of fabric such as cotton, hemp, bamboo or microfiber and can be washed and reused multiple times. Disposable diapers contain absorbent chemicals and are thrown away after use. Plastic pants can be worn over diapers to avoid leaks, but with modern cloth diapers, this is no longer necessary. Diapers are primarily worn by children who are not yet potty trained or experience bedwetting. However, they have also been used by adults with incontinence or in certain circumstances where access to a toilet is unavailable. These can include those of advanced age, individuals with certain types of physical or mental disability, and people working in extreme conditions, such as astronauts.

Definition of nappy in the English dictionary

The definition of nappy in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NAPPY


chappie
ˈtʃæpɪ
chappy
ˈtʃæpɪ
crappie
ˈkræpɪ
crappy
ˈkræpɪ
flappy
ˈflæpɪ
gappy
ˈɡæpɪ
happy
ˈhæpɪ
happy-clappy
ˈhæpɪˈklæpɪ
lappie
ˈlæpɪ
Naskapi
nəˈskæpɪ
pappy
ˈpæpɪ
sappy
ˈsæpɪ
scrappy
ˈskræpɪ
snappy
ˈsnæpɪ
strappy
ˈstræpɪ
trappy
ˈtræpɪ
unhappy
ʌnˈhæpɪ
yappie
ˈjæpɪ
yappy
ˈjæpɪ
zappy
ˈzæpɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NAPPY

napoleonite
Napoli
napoo
nappa
nappe
napped
napper
nappier
nappies
nappiest
nappiness
napping
nappy liner
nappy rash
naprapathy
naproxen

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAPPY

boob happy
choppy
demob-happy
floppy
gippy
guppy
hippy
hoppy
make it snappy
overhappy
peppy
poppy
preppy
puppy
slap-happy
sloppy
trigger-happy
trippy
yuppy
zippy

Synonyms and antonyms of nappy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NAPPY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nappy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nappy

Translation of «nappy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAPPY

Find out the translation of nappy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nappy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nappy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尿片
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pañal
570 millions of speakers

English

nappy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लंगोट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حِفَاظُ الطِّفْل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подгузник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fralda
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

couche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelawak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Windel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

おむつ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기저귀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nappy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துணியை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लंगोट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bebek bezi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pannolino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pielucha
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пелюшка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scutec
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πάνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blöja
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bleie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nappy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NAPPY»

The term «nappy» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.319 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NAPPY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nappy

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4 QUOTES WITH «NAPPY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nappy.
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Kiki Dee
I'm a childless woman, yet I felt no maternal urges whatsoever. The prospect of years of broken nights and nappy changes holds no appeal for me.
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Shia LaBeouf
I have a very nappy, curly head.
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Paul Mooney
If your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed. If your hair is nappy, they're not happy.
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Paul Mooney
I think I have a mental nappy attitude.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAPPY»

Discover the use of nappy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nappy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Happy to Be Nappy
Celebrates the joy and beauty of nappy hair. On board pages.
Bell Hooks, 2001
2
Nappy Edges
Poems deal with growing up, prejudice, Black heritage, sexism, and modern life
Ntozake Shange, 1991
3
Nappy Hair
Various people at a backyard picnic offer their comments on a young girl's tightly curled, "nappy" hair.
Carolivia Herron, 1998
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Going Natural: How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair
This book helps you reacquaint with your natural naps and shows you how to grow out a perm. But more than that, this book makes a joy out of what you thought would be a difficult journey.
Mireille Liong-A-Kong, 2004
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Don't Worry, be Nappy!: How to Grow Dreadlocks in America ...
This manual is both educational and instructive.
Jeffery Bradley, 2001
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Herbal Treatment of Children: Western and Ayurvedic Perspectives
This can usually be avoided if the baby's bottom is washed at nappy changes with dilute herbal infusions of lavender, chamomile or Calendula, or with rose water. Since nappy rash can be caused when damp skin is enclosed for long periods ...
Anne McIntyre, 2005
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Planning Play and the Early Years
Nappy changing provides a marvellous opportunity for babies and toddlers to have some individual time with an adult. In order for babies and toddlers to gain the most from this experience it is important that the child's keyworker carries out the ...
Penny Tassoni, Karen Hucker, 2005
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Child Care and Education Level 3
Baby wipes contain a solution to neutralise ammonia and so help prevent nappy rash. However, it is important to check with parents before using nappy wipes since some children may be sensitive to perfumes and other chemicals used in the ...
Penny Tassoni, 2007
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Nappy Hair 101
To many, hair care is finding the least expensive shampoo and a $10 haircut. To Ayana Cole-Hardin, it is finding herself amongst the twists and turns of her nappy hair.and she likes it that way.
Ayana Hardin, 2004
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Nappy
While giving her a new hairstyle, an African-American girl's mother explains to her that although her hair may be difficult to work with, it has a lot of history behind it.
Charisse Carney-Nunes, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAPPY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nappy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nappy Roots Member Prophet Needs Catfish's Help With Love …
In tonight's intense episode, "Prophet and Trinity," Nappy Roots member Prophet seeks out Nev Schulman and Max Joseph's help because in ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
2
Pregnant Mother Given £70 Parking Fine At Nottingham Train …
Hall said: "I could tell he needed a nappy change so I quickly got in the back of the car to do it and gave him a cuddle before I left. We weren't ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
3
Rebecca Adlington on embracing motherhood and her first swim …
She's really laid back and chilled but when she wants something, like her nappy changed or she wants food, she definitely lets you know about ... «hellomagazine.com, Jul 15»
4
EFF gives Gauteng 7-day ultimatum
President Jacob Zuma was their target, with some mocking him by showcasing the bottom of a plastic mannequin with a nappy and the word ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
5
Red-faced Chloe, 14, rescued from swing by firefighters
Chloe said: "It looked like a big nappy." To make matters worse for the teenager, her friends filmed the whole thing on their mobile phones and ... «Hull Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Dad admits he put his baby in bin
Fairbanks says he took his daughter's body, wrapped in a blanket and wearing a shirt and her nappy, out of the car and left her in the trash bin. «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
7
Gab Valenciano nominated for MTV video music prize
... You Down;” Keone and Mari Madrid for Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lama's “Never Catch Me” and Nappy Tabs for Ed Sheeran's “Don't.”. «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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Returning to the roots
Country and gospel-inspired instrumentation, including acoustic guitar and organ, provide melodic backbone to many Nappy Roots tracks. «UI The Daily Iowan, Jul 15»
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Vomit, Tears, and an Endless Party: Newquay Is a British Rite of …
They find their fun in the nightclubs' under-18s "nappy nights," stay in hostels and hotels at the cheaper weekday rate and get smashed on the ... «VICE, Jul 15»
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A and B (No 1 - Fact finding judgment) [2015] EWHC 2047 (Fam)
Allegation 6(b): On 27 April 2014, the mother thought C was injured when she heard screams in the toilet when the father shouted at her for soiling her nappy. «Family Law Week, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nappy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nappy>. Jul 2019 ».
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