napping

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napping

  1. present participle of nap

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Noun[edit]

napping (plural nappings)

  1. The act of taking a nap or short sleep.
    • 1993, Thomas T. Yoshikawa, ‎Elizabeth Lipton Cobbs, ‎Kenneth Brummel-Smith, Ambulatory geriatric care (page 552)
      Poor or inadequate sleep hygiene may contribute to difficulty falling asleep and may be a factor in sleep onset insomnia for elderly persons. This is most frequently caused by haphazard and irregular nappings.
  2. The act or process of raising a nap, as on cloth.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English hnappung; equivalent to nappen +‎ -ing.

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napping

  1. (rare) Sleep, napping, slumbering.
  2. (rare) Sleepiness, tiredness.

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