Definitions for: Napkin

[n] garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
[n] to protect clothing; wipe mouth

Webster (1913) Definition: Nap"kin, n. [Dim. of OF. nape a tablecloth, cloth, F.
nappe, L. mappa. See Napery.]
1. A little towel, or small cloth, esp. one for wiping the
fingers and mouth at table.

2. A handkerchief. [Obs.] --Shak.

Napkin pattern. See Linen scroll, under Linen. --
Napkin ring, a ring of metal, ivory, or other material,
used to inclose a table napkin.

Synonyms: diaper, nappy, serviette, table napkin

See Also: bib, dinner napkin, garment, napery, table linen, tea napkin

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