-nap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from kidnap; ultimately from nap.

Suffix[edit]

-nap

  1. A suffix forming verbs with the sense of "abduct", or sometimes "abscond with".

Usage notes[edit]

  • Verbs formed with this suffix are typically found in their gerund-participle forms (in -napping), and in derived agent nouns in -napper).

Derived terms[edit]