nap

nap
nap1 [nap]
vi.
napped, napping [ME nappen < OE hnappian, akin to OHG hnaffezan]
1. to doze or sleep lightly for a short time
2. to be careless or unprepared
n.
a brief, light sleep; doze
nap2 [nap]
n.
[ME noppe < or akin to MDu & MLowG noppe (Ger & Dan hoppe) < IE * kenebh- < base * ken-, to scratch, rub > Ger nut, rabbet, Gr knaptein, to scratch, tear apart]
1. the downy or hairy surface of cloth formed by short hairs or fibers, esp. when artificially raised by brushing, etc.; pile
2. any such downy surface, as that raised on the flesh side of leather
vt.
napped, napping
to raise a nap on (fabric or leather), as by brushing
napless
adj.
nap3 [nap]
n.
short for NAPOLEON (senses 1 & 2)

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