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

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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. (Britain, 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. A sanitary napkin.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English napkin, from Middle English napkyn.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: nap‧kin

NounEdit

napkin

  1. a sanitary napkin

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:napkin.


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

napkin

  1. Alternative form of napkyn