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A folded napkin which formed part of a table setting in a hotel restaurant in Singapore

Etymology edit

From Middle English napkyn, equivalent to nape (cloth) +‎ -kin.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnæp.kɪn/
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Noun edit

napkin (plural napkins)

  1. A serviette; a (usually rectangular) piece of cloth or paper used at the table for wiping the mouth and hands for cleanliness while eating.
  2. (British, South Africa) A nappy (UK), a diaper (American).
  3. A small scarf worn on the head by Christian women (chiefly Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox) when entering a church, as a token of modesty.
  4. (Philippines) Short for sanitary napkin.

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Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

From English napkin, from Middle English napkyn.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: nap‧kin

Noun edit

napkin

  1. a sanitary napkin

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:napkin.

Middle English edit

Noun edit

napkin

  1. Alternative form of napkyn

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English napkin.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

napkin (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜉ᜔ᜃᜒᜈ᜔)

  1. sanitary napkin; menstrual pad
  2. (uncommon) napkin; serviette

Further reading edit

  • napkin”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018